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Re: Creating "Pretty" Report from Octave

From: Francesco Potortì
Subject: Re: Creating "Pretty" Report from Octave
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 17:48:50 +0200

>>>I am trying to put the final touches on an application we have created for
>>>analyzing data from one of our lab instruments. We get the data, transfer
>>>the data to Octave and perform the analysis but I would like Octave to
>>>create a "pretty" (control of fonts and formatting) report that I can print
>>>to a printer of PDF document. 
>>I would let Octave create one .eps file for each of the figures (using
>>the print function) and a .tex file (using fprintf) with the necessary
>>text and controls.  Then using the system function to call a latex
>I don't have any figures so this would just be a text report. I know
>absolutely nothing about LaTeX so I would have to figure that out. I wonder
>if there would be any samples that someone could point me to.
>The report I am trying to create would be one or two pages long. I would
>like to get a header (Title, sample ID, etc) and footer (page number, date,
>etc). The body of the report would be several columns of numbers with column

Please do not top post.

You just go on the net and search for "Latex examples".  You will get
tons of them, from the simplest ones to the most complex ones.  Try to
start with a very simple one and try your latex compiler.  After you get
it, it should be very simple.  I don't have simpler ideas for generating
a PDF.

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