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From: frangos
Subject: Unidentified subject!
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 16:02:28 +0200

1 March 2000

John Eaton
University of Wisconsin


Dear Sir,

I have been using octave for the past five years and am currently running a 
(at least 2 - 3 years old) at home under under Slackware Linux.

I recently installed red-hat Linux 6.0 on my computer at work and also octave 
Surprisingly, the .m files developed using the octave at home, do not  work 
on vers 2.0.14. I am getting the following errors:

(1) Most of my functions are  defined in files with the same name.m, for 
example, a 
function called fx1_o() resides in a file fx1_o.m . If I try and run this 
script from 
the command line I get the warning given below and octave returns to the 
command line.:

warning: function `fx1_o' defined within script file 

This does not seem to be correct. If you run the function again this warning 
disappears, but reappears again each time any other function is called from 
fx1_o.m, at which point  octave suspends execution and returns to the command

(2) If I edit a file in which a function is defined and  attempt to rerun
this function, then somehow octave keeps on running  the original version of the
file without the changes. The  value of the system variable
"ignore_function_time_stamp = system". I tried to change this to "all"  and to 
other character strings but the problem is persisting.

The version of octave I have at home does not have the above problems.

(3) Sometimes I have to plot many plots on one graph using plot(...). However, 
annotations that appear on the screen for each plot e.g. "... line1", 
"...line2", "...line3", etc. interfere with the actual plots. I don't know 
it is possible to stop the afore-mentioned amnnotations from appearing on the 

I would apprciate it very much indeed if you could help me with the above


Constantine Frangos
Dept. of Statistics
The Rand Afrikaans University
P O Box 524
Auckland Park 2006
South Africa

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