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Re: how to install sparse matrix package ?

From: Andy Adler
Subject: Re: how to install sparse matrix package ?
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 14:57:44 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Quentin Spencer wrote:

> Ricardo Zorzetto Nicoliello Vencio wrote:
> >I want to use the sparse matrix codes at:
> > but couldn't undertand the
> >logic behind installing things in Octave. There are .m and C files. How
> >can I habilitate my Octave section to use such codes ?
> >
> The C files are used to generate exectuable code which can be called
> from octave. The functions written in C usually can also be written as
> .m files, but some types of functions can run significantly faster when
> written in C. The makefile that comes with octave-forge should detect
> your system settings and build the C files--I think the README file that
> comes with octave-forge explains it.

This is not true in this case. .m files are not able to create the new
types required for sparse support.

> >I don't have root privileges to install things, but if I explain the
> >process to Him, it could be done for me.

For sparse support only, download octave-forge (or get it from CVS).
Go into the main/sprarse directory, and type:
     make test

now, copy all *.m and *.oct files to wherever you like.


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