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Re: plot problem with 3.2.3 on Windows

From: Benjamin Lindner
Subject: Re: plot problem with 3.2.3 on Windows
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:17:15 +0100

> A student of mine working with Octave 3.2.3 on Windows (that's all i know)
> reported to me that he wasn't able to plot, and if he tried 'help plot' he
> got the following error message:
> octave-3.2.3.exe:2:C:\Octave\3.2.3_gcc-4.4.0\bin
> > > help plot
> error: invalid use of script in index expression
> error: called from:
> error:   C:\Octave\3.2.3_gcc-4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.3\m\strings\strsplit.m
> at li
> ne 49, column 13
> error: evaluating argument list element number 1
> error: evaluating argument list element number 1
> error:  
> C:\Octave\3.2.3_gcc-4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.3\m\help\__makeinfo__.m at l
> ine 110, column 21
> error:   C:\Octave\3.2.3_gcc-4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.3\m\help\help.m at
> line 62,
> column 25
> I have tried 3.2.3 on my own Vista laptop and plotting and 'help plot'
> work fine.
> Did anybody else also experience this problem and is there a solution
> available?  For now... the best I could advise my student was to uninstall,
> reinstall and try again... but i feel quite uncomfortable with that (quite
> unprofessional) advice...

I can't reproduce this problem on winxp. Sorry.
And I'm a bit at a loss as to what's the problem without
further debugging info.

Did the uninstall-reinstall cycle help?
Though possibly unprofessional, it sometimes works wonders 
in the world of windows ...


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