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/tmp and Gnuplot
/tmp and Gnuplot
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 19:22:40 -0700 (PDT)
I'm new to this whole Cygwin + Octave thing (and am somewhat
of a UNIX neophyte). Over the weekend, though, I successfully
installed and configured Cygwin B20 to my liking on Win98.
Also, I seem to have installed Octave 2.0.13 correctly from
the binaries, in that the program launches and can call
Gnuplot. However, I have a problem with Octave communicating
to Gnuplot the path of the file to be plotted. For example,
from Gnuplot I obtained
gnuplot> pl "/tmp/oct-61061441.0" t "line 1"
can't read data file "/tmp/oct-61061441.0"
(No such file or directory)
even though the file /tmp/oct-61061441.0 existed (and Gnuplot
could indeed plot it when I guided it to it). Apparently,
Gnuplot thinks that / is the same as C:\, which is not the case
in my configuration of Cygwin; rather, I mounted the bash root
/ at the DOS directory C:\cygnus\root, and thus the above file
How do I (short of remounting / at C:\) get Octave to
communicate this properly to Gnuplot?
P.S. A few comments about the installation:
* The instructions said to add "C:\octave\bin" to the path;
but, it appeared to me that the correct addition (from within
bash) is /octave/bin. Yes?
* The instructions said to set
gnuplot_binary = "pipe-gnuplot /gnuplot/wgnuplot"
within octave, where "/gnuplot/wgnuplot" should be replaced
with the name of the gnuplot binary. After a few attempts,
I concluded that the forward slashes / here should instead
be backslashes \. Yes?
* During the installation--specifically, when the .m files
were being created--Windows complained that the installation
program had performed an "illegal operation". (The small
error-message window, as well as the Cygwin window, said
"Xargs" at the time.) Should I be concerned? Or, is there
something I should be doing to avoid this message?
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