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Re: Wikibook on octave

From: Nicolas Pettiaux
Subject: Re: Wikibook on octave
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:22:32 +0100

2007/1/29, David Bateman <address@hidden>:

Considering the good comments that I have received notably

I'm not sure I see the interest in creating a separate WikiBook for
Octave, though of course we value the effort. My reasoning is that as
incompatibilities between Matlab and Octave are in most cases considered
as bugs, then the Matlab WikiBook should in an ideal world equally apply
to Octave. Therefore you are creating additional work for yourself in
writing a separate contribution and you'll have to continually keep
chasing the original document and porting changes between version.

I believe a better way would be to request that the original document
includes a section of Octave specific issues to allow the dwindling
number of differences between Octave and Matlab to be discussed. Having
it integrated in the original document would also make the task of
evangelizing Octave that much easier as well..

I did and created the 3 pages below that need edition and complements.

A short presentation of Octave and its history.

The most important differences between Octave and MATLAB that anyone
willing to use Octave instead of MATLAB should be aware of.

and I have also added another comment on the discussion page :

The user who asked me to create a separate Octave wikibook welcomed my
modifications and even proposed another template that shows "GNU
Octave handles this task differently. For more information see the
section about Octave Differences."

Thanks for your contributions.


PS I copied parts from the octave wiki but I could not view its source
as I do not find / have its password. Also, can I suggest that the
Octave wiki be moved to a mediawiki instead of the current wiki that
is much less pleasant to edit ?

Nicolas Pettiaux - email: address@hidden

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