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Re: Octave-Forge Windows Installer (2.1.73) Can't load Forge Packages

From: barch
Subject: Re: Octave-Forge Windows Installer (2.1.73) Can't load Forge Packages
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 12:36:59 -0700 (PDT)

OK, thanks for the David.
I really want to use a lot of the up to date forge functions so I can see
that I'm going to have to upgrade my installation...which is going to be a
bit of a challenge on windows. Wish I could have Debian on my work laptop!



David Bateman-3 wrote:
> barch wrote:
>> Hi all, 
>> I am trying to get started with Octave and have so far had success (after
>> a
>> bit of work) using built in functions and GNU Plots etc. 
>> I would now like to use some of the Octave-Forge functions, as I want to
>> load .wav files for some sound processing. I am however having a lot of
>> problems with this; and to date have not been able to get any
>> Octave-Forge
>> functions working. I suspect that it is a path issue so my octave paths
>> are
>> listed below: 
>> Octave's search path contains the following directories: 
>>   /usr/lib/octave/2.1.73/site/oct/i686-pc-cygwin// 
>>   /usr/lib/octave/site/oct/api-v13/i686-pc-cygwin// 
>>   /usr/lib/octave/site/oct/i686-pc-cygwin// 
>>   /usr/share/octave/2.1.73/site/m// 
>>   /usr/share/octave/site/api-v13/m// 
>>   /usr/share/octave/site/m// 
>>   /usr/lib/octave/2.1.73/oct/i686-pc-cygwin// 
>>   /usr/share/octave/2.1.73/m// 
>>   /cygdrive/c/User/Octave 
>> From what I heave read I should be able to load the Octave-Forge
>> functions
>> by using: 
>> "pkg load all" 
>> or 
>> "pkg load _package_name" 
>> Neither of these commands work for me, I just get a syntax error. I
>> installed Octave using the Octave Forge for Windows binary 2.1.73
>> (Windows
>> Installer March 24, 2006 ) The link called “testing” on Octave Site. 
>> Any tips on how I can debug my setup to get the Octave Forge Packages
>> working? What is the simplist way to isolate the problem, are there any
>> simple test calls I can make? 
>> Naturally any help is most appreciated. 
>> Simon 
>> Octave WIndows Installed (2.1.73) 
>> Windows XP (‘cause I have to!)
> You can't use the package manager with 2.1.73. It is only available in a
> fully working manner in 2.9.10, and was first available in 2.9.6. If you
> want octave-forge the last version supporting 2.1.73 is 2006-03-17..
> Now as you appear to be using Cygwin using the binary on source-forge
> itself, I believe that all of the octave-forge main directory from
> 2006-03-17 is installed in the version you have. I'm not sure about
> extras/ and nonfree/ however..
> D.
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