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Re: Some newbie stuff...

From: robert Macy
Subject: Re: Some newbie stuff...
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 07:29:49 -0700

regarding 4):

I appreciate that the octave writers have not added such a

I run octave under Windows98.  For an editor someone
recommended Sc1.exe which I'm very happy with - even for
other applications.  After linking the utility to all
programs ending in .m, it works great.  

It is a simple editor around 270KB and does not insinuate
itself into your system - it simply runs.  

                     - Robert -

On Wed, 26 May 2004 15:38:14 +0200
 Federico Zenith <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to migrate to Octave and I've read the manual
> provided as 
> octave.dvi. I have a few questions/observations.
> 1- How do I exactly pass parameters to a function using
> fsolve() or lsode()? 
> In Scilab I used something like fsolve(x0, list(f, many,
> parameters, 
> following) ). What's the system in Octave? A sort of
> matlab-like varargin?
> 2- Reading the manual I found some
> mistakes/typos/things-that-could-be-better.
> I thought you were using a .tex file, but I've seen now
> that there are 
> many .texi or .txi files, written is something that looks
> like "plain TeX" as 
> some call it. One of the things I wanted to correct was
> the way "H_infinity" 
> is written, which in LaTeX is "$\mathcal{H}_\infty$";
> however, I guess this 
> won't hold in plain TeX... Is there a reason why TeX is
> used instead of LaTeX 
> (automatic generation maybe?)?
> Whom should I send patches anyway?
> 3- I've seen in the manual that the optimization page is
> totally empty! 
> lpsolve() is not implemented yet, and no other function
> seems to exist... Is 
> there anybody working on that? since I've had the
> misfortune of taking an 
> exam in "optimization and control", and having just
> finished my 
> "Teach-yourself-like" C++ course, I might try to help out
> in the optimization 
> section if there's need for it. I could also use my
> contacts with an 
> optimization professor at my university whom I can ask
> about where I can find 
> the latest-and-greatest algorithms.
> 4- Has anyone ever tried to make a GUI for Octave? Using
> the console is very 
> 1337, but I've heard at least one PhD student in Germany,
> and not a dull one, 
> saying that she tried Octave, but she could not figure
> out basic things as 
> printing or editing files in the desktop environment
> (yes, could have used 
> the console, but that's not very intuitive). Have there
> been 
> discussions/projects about this?
> Cheers,
> - -Federico

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