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Re: Octave revision pack

From: Leo Butler
Subject: Re: Octave revision pack
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 09:22:57 +0100 (BST)
User-agent: Alpine 1.10 (DEB 962 2008-03-14)

On Sun, 5 Sep 2010, Laurent Hoeltgen wrote:

< Hi,
< Am Sonntag, den 05.09.2010, 18:41 +0200 schrieb Fotios Kasolis: 
< > Hello everybody, 
< > 
< > as i told you i was writing some notes for Octave. I would be very happy if 
some of you give feedback, it is only 31 pages and is easy to read (i hope)..., 
so here we are
< > 
< >
< > 
< > /Fotis
I'd like to second the praise, this is very nice.
Here are a few suggestions/comments:

1. Since the examples can be copied and pasted into an Octave session
or text editor, take out the leading > characters to facilitate this.
The terminal sessions can be indicated by something like

# Octave transcript:

You lose a certain 'realism' since your transcripts don't exactly mirror
the Octave output, but a short explanation early on can remedy this.
Moreover, the realism is false anyway, since the Octave prompt is
configurable (and on my vanilla 3.3.52+, it is octave> not >).

2. Likewise, in the transcripts, prefix each output line with a # 

(Q: is it possible to configure Octave so that it automatically 
prefixes that # ?)

3. on p. 10, I think the description of | should be "b1 | b2 is true
if either b1 or b2 is true."


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