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Re: gsl: discrete Hankel transform

From: Francis Poulin
Subject: Re: gsl: discrete Hankel transform
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 18:00:20 +0000


Thanks, that was the problem.  I installed gmsh and then the script worked as 
is.  I will try and learn bim and see how much headway I can make with it.

It seems that the fink build is working for the moment but I was curious to try 
and install octave on my own.  When I did the configure I got the following 

configure: error: to build Octave, you must have the PCRE library and header 
files installed

I am not sure how much effort it is but if I could do it independent of fink 
and macports it sounds attractive but might be a lot of work.  If you are 
willing to offer advice on how to install it on my mac os X that would be 


On 2013-10-04, at 12:35 PM, c. <address@hidden>

> On 4 Oct 2013, at 17:46, Francis Poulin <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am happy to give it a try.  Unfortunately, when I load bim and try the 
>> first line I get an error,
>> octave-3.6.4:4> msh = msh2m_gmsh ("circle", "clscale", ".1");
>> Generating mesh...
>> error: msh2m_gmsh: the gmesh subprocess exited abnormally
> do you have gmsh installed on your system?
> is it available in the path?
> Anyways, I attach the mesh generated on my system try skipping the mesh 
> generation part, 
> substitute the two lines 
> msh = msh2m_gmsh ("circle", "clscale", ".1");
> msh = bim2c_mesh_properties (msh);
> by
> load circle_mesh.mat msh
> and try again
>> error: called from:
>> error:   /sw/share/octave/3.6.4/packages/msh-1.0.8/msh2m_gmsh.m at line 83, 
>> column 5
> oh, so you are still using the broken Fink version of Octave?
> I thought you had switched to macports, didn't you?
>> If it worked easily I'd be happy to try it.  I admit that I've looked into 
>> bim before and was very attracted to its potential, unfortunately it doe 
>> seem hard to get into initially.
> It seems you're having lots of trouble with getting a working Octave to work 
> on your system ...
> Would you like to try compiling Octave from source to get rid of those issues?
> If you'd like to try I can offer guidance with the required steps.
>> Francis
> c.
> <circle_mesh.mat>

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