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Re: gui front end for Octave for Windows - was: Woctave-another gui fron


From: Wolfgang Lindner
Subject: Re: gui front end for Octave for Windows - was: Woctave-another gui front end
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:48:19 +0100

Sergei:
|I remind again and again - people use Octave to solve real problems.

so it is.
so let's return to the original question.

hello Stephen,

I recommended to use UPM-Octave Release 6 for Windows.
Some hints:

. you can change the language to english
  just removing the languages directory under the bin directory.
  That should enjoy your students.

. Currently you have to download packages for octave homepage
  and then install it inside UPM using pkg install/load commands
  just like in Octave.

It works along the command lines in the command window:

> s = input("package name: ","s");
> tar([s '.tar'],s);
> gzip([s '.tar']);
> pkg install s.tar.gz
> pkg list

You find complete instuctions and examples e.g. in the
nice online book from Jesper Schmidt Hansen.

Israel Herraiz plans to automate this process using
menus in the next release Octave-UPM-R7-forWindows.

best
Wolfgang

-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Stephen Montgomery-Smith <address@hidden>
An: address@hidden <address@hidden>
Datum: Donnerstag, 20. Dezember 2012 22:57
Betreff: Re: Woctave-another gui front end


|On 12/20/2012 01:00 PM, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
|> On 12/20/2012 07:38 AM, Wolfgang Lindner wrote:
|>> hi all,
|>>
|>> let me remember that it is possible to use
|>> the following new native Windows-GUI for Octave:
|>>
|>> http://mat.caminos.upm.es/octave/
|>>
|>> Only download the following 2 files:
|>>
|>> http://forja.rediris.es/frs/download.php/2796/Octave-UPM-R6-setup.exe
|>> http://forja.rediris.es/frs/download.php/2664/vcredist_x86.exe
|>>
|>> Then you will have a nice stable working GUI under Windows.
|>> Give it a try.
|>
|> I just tried it out.  In my opinion it is a very nice piece of software.
|>  I will definitely be recommending it to my students in the upcoming
|> semester.
|
|
|Is there a simple way to get the octave-forge packages included in this
|as well?  Or if not, do you plan to include it in the future?
|
|It is just that next fall I plan to teach a course which involves
|solving ODE's, and I would prefer to use ode45 than lsode so that Matlab
|users and Octave users get the same experience.  I won't defend against
|lsode probably having a superior algorithm than ode45.  But I will only
|be solving really simple equations anyway.
|
|Maybe octave-forge is included in the menus, but I don't know Spanish.
|It is still very easy to use even if one doesn't know Spanish, but I
|could be missing some of its finer points.
|
|Thanks, Stephen
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