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ANNOUNCE: Octave Version 2.0.5 released

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Octave Version 2.0.5 released
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 1997 19:37:32 -0600

Octave version 2.0.5 is now available for ftp from
in the directory /pub/octave.  Diffs from the previous release are
also available in the same directory.

  -rw-r--r--   1 jwe  3313485 Mar  1 17:57 octave-2.0.5.tar.gz
  -rw-r--r--   1 jwe   101846 Mar  1 17:57 octave-2.0.4-2.0.5.patch.gz

Most bugs reported since the release of version 2.0 have been fixed
and this will probably be the last in the series of 2.0.x releases
unless some serious new bugs are found and reported.

There are two new features:

  * A `switch' statement is now available for compatibility with
    MATLAB 5.  See the Statements chapter in the manual for details.

  * Commands like ls, save, and cd may now also be used as formal
    parameters for functions.

Version 2.0.5 also includes about 1400 tests (up from about 560) but
more are needed.  If you would like to help improve Octave by writing
additional tests, please contact address@hidden  You
can also help make Octave more reliable by reporting any bugs you find
to address@hidden

Octave is a high-level interactive language primarily intended for
numerical computations.  It is mostly compatible with MATLAB.

Additional information is available on the WWW at

John W. Eaton
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Chemical Engineering

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