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Re: Problems with QtOctave
Re: Problems with QtOctave
Thu, 2 Sep 2010 21:04:40 +0000 (UTC)
Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <jordigh <at> gmail.com> writes:
> 2010/9/2 David Grundberg <davidg <at> cs.umu.se>:
> > So one way to reach out would be to write an Eclipse plugin. That way
> > we could reach people that want some IDE. Or Anjuta. Or KDevelop.
> Or Emacs. But that was called too "macho"?
Doesn't octave-mode support a interactive window, like ESS (at least in theory)?
Re macho -- maybe someone has to worry about non-macho users, but anyone who
might say the word "eigenvalue" should be macho enough to be able to type code
at a prompt...
> An alternative is to ditch the CLI interface altogether and to do
> something more like a worksheet interface, like what some CASes do.
> Say, for example, wxMaxima. Fundamentally, Maxima is a REPL like
> Octave and its "native" interface is almost the same. On the other
> hand, wxMaxima works like a worksheet, where instead of using readline
> for digging through the history, you just visually scroll up and edit
> whatever command is there.
Ack! Please don't even say "ditch the CLI interface" -- that's crazy talk.
Maybe supplement it, maybe wrap it in some weird interface so that un-macho
windows users don't freak out, but don't ditch it. I personally far prefer to
type pwd and dir once in a while than deal with a bunch of crufty garbage
supposedly helping me.
However, I see no reason to emulate the proprietary windows interface with its
slow, icky TOC etc (Java? I guess everyone was doing it at the time...).
> On 2 September 2010 05:22, Laurent Hoeltgen <hoeltgman <at> gmail.com>
> > Somebody on this Mailing list mentioned Cantor
> > (http://edu.kde.org/cantor/) some time ago. I think it's an
> > interesting approach to have a single frontend for different
> > backends. Maybe it's worth to consider that one as well.
> This looks exactly what I'm talking about. I tried it with R, and it
> looks nice. Since it's Qt, it also fits very nice into my Gnome
> environment, and presumably will also look nice on other systems. It
> doesn't have an Octave backend, though. It also doesn't have the cruft
> that other Matlab-interface clones have that people seem to like:
Hmm. I will look at Cantor and give my fairly unimportant opinion of it.
Re: Problems with QtOctave, Michael Goffioul, 2010/09/02
Re: Problems with QtOctave, Martin Helm, 2010/09/02
Re: Problems with QtOctave, Laurent Hoeltgen, 2010/09/02
Re: Problems with QtOctave, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso, 2010/09/02
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