|Subject:||RE: pkg install -forge seems broken|
|Date:||Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:28:21 +0000|
Dear Nick, Philip,
Thanks for your responses, apologies for contacting you directly, I just followed the link from a post.
I tried the following:
>> pkg install io-2.2.11.tar.gz
warning: (Automatic loading of spreadsheet I/O Java classlibs failed)
For information about changes from previous versions of the io package, run 'news io'.
And on attempting to read an excel file:
>> xlsread test.xlsx
warning: Functions for spreadsheet style I/O (.xls .xlsx .sxc .ods .dbf .wk1
etc.) are provided in the io package. See `http://octave.sf.net/io/'.
Please read `http://www.octave.org/missing.html' to learn how you can
contribute missing functionality.
error: 'xlsread' undefined near line 1 column 1
Many thanks for your help.
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On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Philip Nienhuis <address@hidden> wrote:
> Please Elini,
> do NOT email directly to developers, use the help-octave mailing list.
> And keep the help-octave mailing list in cc
> Read on...
> Siva, Elilini wrote:
>> Hi Philip,
>> Firstly, thanks for developing Octave – it’ll be very helpful once
>> I’ve successfully installed it.
>> I have downloaded Octave and the IO package, so that I may use xlsread.
>> On attempting to install, I get the following
> <unreadable screenshot>
> Please copy verbatim from the terminal.
> I could decipher something like
> "...could not read URL, please verify internet connection"
> Well, that error message is clear enough.
> ==> Did you check your internet connection?
Additionally, without knowing the exact problem, if you downloaded the io package you don't need to use the -forge option. you can just do pkg install <filename> as long as your active directory is the same as where the file is saved. (you can use the file/folder tree to navigate there if you have to)
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