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Re: octave to matlab conversion

From: Zdenek Hurak
Subject: Re: octave to matlab conversion
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 15:07:07 +0200
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I would like to express my support to John and others in that Octave is not
to be regarded as a Matlab clone! 

Well, it is quite obvious that this compatibility with 
Matlab has earned quite a lot of users to Octave software, on the other
hand, the whole project should evolve in its own direction now.  

Otherwise, Octave will always be the second (or even worse), never being the
one who brings innovation. Just the one who takes ideas from others... (I
even find it a bit unfair to Matlab producers). A toy for students. 

But this would be a pitty since I believe that Octave is perfectly prepared
to be a versatile tool for innovation in scientific computing. 

Scilab project has abandoned these requirements on compatibility with Matlab
and I don't think it has brought any harm to them. They are free in their
development of the whole system.

Best regards from Prague,
Zdenek Hurak

Ben Barrowes wrote:

> Does anyone have a handy piece of code to convert octave-style m-files to
> matlab-style m-files?
> This is becoming relevant as octave's source is many times used in a
> matlab setting when one does not want to buy ML toolboxes, case in point,
> the statistics or signal processing toolboxes. Or at times when
> octave-style source is better/more available than the corresponding ML
> source.

Zdenek Hurak
Czech Technical University in Prague

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