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Re: what version should I use ?

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel
Subject: Re: what version should I use ?
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 13:03:53 -0600
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On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 09:55:38AM -0800, Jean-Michel besnard wrote:
> Well, I started with the latest and installed the octave-forge package in its
> version '2004.02.12-2' which I guess means version 2.1.54 or so because it
> installed the libs in /usr/share/octave/2.1.54/site/m/octave-forge
> I have then removed octave2.1 and octave-forge (from 'Debian unstable') to
> install those from 'Debian testing' which are:
> octave2.1      2.1.53-4
> octave-forge   2003.06.02-8 (I guess 2.1.50 when referring to install path)
> and then again I am getting into the same problems.

Wait until later this afternoon (US time, so say another five or so hours)
until the new revision of octave-forge (that I mailed about earlier) becomes
available on the mirrors.  

If everything else fails, you could also always consider compiling it locally.

Hth, Dirk

address@hidden:~> dpkg -l octave2.1 octave-forge
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err:
||/ Name                                Version
ii  octave2.1                           2.1.55-1
The GNU Octave language for numerical computations (2.1 branch)
ii  octave-forge                        2004.02.12-3
Contributed functions for GNU Octave from
address@hidden:~> octave
GNU Octave, version 2.1.55 (i386-pc-linux-gnu).
Copyright (C) 2004 John W. Eaton.
This is free software; see the source code for copying conditions.
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octave:1> randn(3)
ans =

  -0.479342  -0.491051  -0.070753
   0.784174   0.237828   1.065834
  -0.500487  -0.148241  -1.449452
octave:2> help randn
randn is the dynamically-linked function from the file
                ^^^^^^                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^             

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