I found that I had all octave-forge functions on my desktop and there
was no
need to download them, e.g. rat.m. Therefore, I've added a recursive
path
using two slashes at the end and rat.m in the directory
/many/many/directories/octave-forge/general was *indeed found*.
However, my
Octave 2.1.46, on start-up, now complains with a dispatch error. It
does not
like the two slashes but won't do a recursive search with only one
slash.
What is the problem?
Henry
GNU Octave, version 2.1.46 (powerpc-apple-darwin6.6).
Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 John W.
Eaton.
error: `dispatch' undefined near line 2 column 1
error: near line 2 of file
`/Users/mollet/Desktop/usr/local/share/octave/2.1.55/site/m/octave-
forge/com
m//PKG_ADD'
error: evaluating assignment expression near line 2, column 10
error: near line 2 of file `/Users/mollet/.octaverc'
octave:1> path
LOADPATH contains the following directories:
/sw/share/doc/octave/examples
/Users/mollet/CandO/epstk2
/Users/mollet/Desktop/usr/local/share/octave/2.1.55/site/m/octave-
forge//
octave:2> x=rand
x = 0.38021
octave:3> [n,d]=rat(x)
n = 73
d = 192
[~] tcsh:29> vi .octaverc
1 %% My octaverc
2 LOADPATH = [LOADPATH,
":/sw/share/doc/octave/examples:/Users/mollet/CandO/epstk2:/User
s/mollet/Desktop/usr/local/share/octave/2.1.55/site/m/octave-forge//"];
N.B. I believe that the first ":" is a default path which was supplied
when
using Fink for the installation of Octave and must include /sw/bin, the
location of "octave", alias for the octave-2.1.46 application, so that
my
octave application will get loaded when I type "octave" at the shell
prompt.
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