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Re: NaNs in ascii

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: NaNs in ascii
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 14:11:32 -0600 (CST)

On Sat, 26 Oct 2002, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 26, 2002 at 02:46:19PM -0500, Mike Miller wrote:
> > I'm running this version of Octave:
> >
> > GNU Octave, version 2.0.14 (sparc-sun-solaris2.6).
> Geee, that is pre-historic. Your previous example also works with
> 2.0.17, the current version of the stable release.
> You are three minor releases away. On a human scale, this corresponds to
> three years (16 Apr 1999 to 12 Apr 2002). I find it somewhat curious
> that you deem it appropriate to bug us with problem reports, yet haven't
> bothered to upgrade in three full years.

Sorry to offend you.  This is what it does on GNU Octave, version 2.1.36

octave:1> x=[NaN]
octave:2> save -ascii xfile.txt x
warning: save: Inf or NaN values may not be reloadable
warning: near line 2, column 1:

>>> save ("-ascii", "xfile.txt", "x")

And it won't reload.  So this problem isn't specific to the version, it's
more about the OS or libraries, I guess.

I would love to be able to upgrade everything every time a new version
came out, but I am a professor who does his own system administration and
that doesn't leave me as much time as I'd like to keep up with all the new
releases.  I would feel guilty, a little, if I reported a known bug that
had been fixed, but it looks like that isn't what happened here.  And this
is the Octave-Help list, not the Octave-Bug list (I think there is such a

Thanks for your help in identifying the source of the problem.


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