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ANNOUNCE: Octave Version 2.0.8 released

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Octave Version 2.0.8 released
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 17:10:03 -0500

Octave version 2.0.8 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  3369407 Jun 23 15:44 octave-2.0.8.tar.gz
  -rw-r--r--   1 jwe    41993 Jun 23 14:47 octave-2.0.7-2.0.8.patch.gz

Most bugs reported since the release of version 2.0 have been fixed.

This is a bug-fixing release.  There are only a few new features:

  * If the argument to eig() is symmetric, Octave uses the specialized
    Lapack subroutine for symmetric matrices for a significant
    increase in performance.

  * It is now possible to use the mkoctfile script to create .oct
    files from multiple source and object files.

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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