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Re: How to input tabular data through a form?

From: Henry F. Mollet
Subject: Re: How to input tabular data through a form?
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 09:26:38 -0800
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octave:1> A = aload("Workbook1.csv", Inf, Inf, ",")
error: `aload' undefined near line 1 column 5

I assume that means that I have to download the 'aload' function but how to
I get into the ftp site: User ID =?, Password =?, Account =?

I've been looking for this for some time because I cannot even cat my
'Workbook1.csv' file (let alone read it into octave):

[Henry-Mollets-Computer:~/CandO] mollet% cat Workbook1.csv
7.00,8.00,9.00[Henry-Mollets-Computer:~/CandO] mollet%

Where 'Workboo1.csv' is a 3x3 matrix in Excel X for, saved as CSV:
1 2 3 
4 5 6 
7 8 9
Many thanks, Henry

on 1/21/03 1:17 AM, Miquel Cabanas at address@hidden wrote:

> hi,
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 11:23:22AM +0530, Ananda Murthy R S wrote:
>> Is there any way of creating a form in which the user can just
>> fill in data? All data are numerical in nature.
>> The user should also be able to edit, add or remove any row in
>> the table already entered.
>> What is the best way to do this in Octave? Kindly advise.
> you can either (1) use a plain text editor and separate your
> columns with a certain character ("," and "tabs" are the most
> common ones) and then read the file into Octave [1], or (2) use
> excel/gnumeric or whatever spreadsheet you like to enter and
> manipulate your data and therein and then export it (Save as)
> in CSV format (comma separated). Such files can be easily
> read into octave with a command like,
> X = aload("data.csv", Inf, Inf, ",");
> that i've copied & pasted from Dirk Eddelbuettel, "Econometrics
> with Octave", Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 15, No. 5,
> pp. 531-542, December 2000, available at
> The 'aload' function above is part of the octave-ci package, which
> facilitates the reading of ascii files. Iit is available at
> Last, if you are running linux, give a try to G-octave, a
> gnome interface to octave, supposedly (haven't tried it) it
> is able to import CSV files and comes with a matrix editor,
> sort of limited spreadsheet. It is available at
> [1] see File I/O in the octave manual, or check the sourceforge
> site at for extra functions.
> Miquel

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