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Re: The future of Octave

From: Manuel A. Camacho Q.
Subject: Re: The future of Octave
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2000 09:59:15 -0600

> I don't agree that Octave is yesterday's technology just because
> of its user interface or its structure. A state of the art software
> solves problems numerically exact and with *** great efficiency ***.
> That's exactly what Octave does.
> Again, to me great efficiency is important not an intuitive user
> interface. I guess you can't have both.

I don't agree either. The text mode interface allow work to be still
done on very cheap dedicated machines at high speed. Try, for instance,
running a large script file within a shell console under X and just in
text mode. You will certainly notice the difference.


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