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Re: misc.

From: David Doolin
Subject: Re: misc.
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 1999 14:27:35 -0400

In message <address@hidden>, address@hidden writes:
> 1 .)  I have successfully installed Octave on Linux RH6.0., following
> the standard ( easiest ) procedure  outlined in your installation
> instruction.  This way all the files and directories are in
> /usr/local/bin,..etc .etc.
> However I wanted to create a single directory, /usr/local/octave/ which
> will store all the octave files and I tried in the following way, but
> failed:
> mkdir /usr/local/octave       (as roo )
> cp  /usr/local/octave
> cd /usr/local/octave
> gunzip -c octave-2.0.14.tar.gz | tar xf -
> This creates the directory : octave-2.0.14.  Then I typed 'compile' or 
> 'compile--src=/usr/local/octave' did,t work.  So I tried:
> cd octave-2.0.14
> ./compile
> make prefix=/usr/loca/octave
> make install
> make clean
> make distclean
> All these did not create the directory /usr/local/octave containing all
> the
> files and dirs.  I got what I had previously:  /usr/local/bin ...etc.,
> etc.

If memory serves, it should be
./configure --with-prefix=/usr/local/whatever
Examine the configure script for details.

> 2) I could not locate the LEAST SQUARE SOLN. of  a linear system like
>      Ax = B.  Matlab and IMSL do include this.  Does't  Octave  include
> this
>      often used code ?

x = A\b worked last time I checked.

> 3)  Is it possible to send a short sample code for interfacing octave
> with C/C++?

Use the source Luke.  You have all the examples at your fingertips.

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