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Re: Printing Status from .m files

From: John Logsdon
Subject: Re: Printing Status from .m files
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 12:06:57 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, Andy Adler wrote:

> I'm in the process of converting .m files from Matlab to
> octave. Most of the time I find I prefer the way octave does it,
> when there's a difference, but sometimes I'd like the Matlab 
> behaviour.
> When I have a long function, I often print status messages like
>  Foobar: iteration 2 of 666 completed.
> In matlab, these show on the screen immediately, but octave waits
> until the control is returned to the user, making the status 
> messages useless. 
> My question is:
> Is there any way to force octave to print the text immediately?

The best way I do this in Octave is (a) set page_screen_output=0 as
already suggested and (b) to use sprintf with no semi-colon on
the end.  This way you can format your output and it goes straight to the

Good luck


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