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Re: octave

From: Daniel Heiserer
Subject: Re: octave
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 17:44:02 +0200

address@hidden wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm the course instructor for 18.443 Statistics for Applications.
> I assign numerical homeworks to be done in Matlab, however, I've
> received requests from students to use alternative shareware
> packages that the students can run from their own computer.
> Octave came to mind.  Unfortunately, I'm having difficulty reading
> in matlab binary files from octave.  The version I have on my own
> computer is Octave 2.0.13.
> Octave is supposed to be able to read matlab binary file, but
> it doesn't seem to work.  Any help will be appreciated.

Currently octave can read matlab-version 4 binary files.
The mathworks changed the binary structure TOTALLY for version 5
and they didn't reveal the binary structure.

This cannot be read by octave right now.


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