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Re: Unknown error and crash

From: Robert A. Macy
Subject: Re: Unknown error and crash
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 12:08:59 -0700

I had a similar problem when dealing with stacks of data
and large files, kept getting memory exhausted, or

Never found out why, but was fixed when expanded the memory
that octave had access to.  

                   - Robert -

On Fri, 15 Sep 2006 00:53:02 -0600
 "Vergil Mueller" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I apologize if this post exhibits improper etiquitte, but
> this is my first
> time dealing with a bug.   Once I figure out what's going
> on, I will submit
> a formal bug report, but I don't know how to figure out
> what makes the
> problem occur.
> I have written a program that analyzes hourly solar
> radiation data on the
> earth's surface for a whole year (thousands of hours),
> and does multiple
> calculations at every step.  I can analyze an individual
> month just fine,
> but when I set up a for-loop to analyze all 12 months,
> Octave crashes and
> quits itself before I can see the error message.  It
> flashes something about
> a memory error up on the screen just before it quits, but
> I can't read what
> it says before it goes away.
> Can anyone give me some advice on how to begin
> unravelling a bug like this?
> Is there an error log file where Octave posts its errors
> so I can see what
> the specifics of the error are?
> Could it have anything to do with the fact that I store
> my vectors as a very
> tall column instead of a very long row?  (I was using
> Matlab for a similar
> problem and ran into errors when storing vectors as a
> single column instead
> of a single row).
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Vergil

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