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Re: Octave and Matlab (was: Wikibook on octave)

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Octave and Matlab (was: Wikibook on octave)
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 23:03:42 -0500

On  1-Feb-2007, antonio palestrini wrote:

| Do not misunderstand
| me, I like the wikibook project but octave has very good documents
| on-line (starting from its manual). However, when a student approachs
| the program and type for example "help while" the output is
| *** while:
| Begin a while loop.
| The student would be more productive (I think) with an help like the following
| *** while:
| Begin a while loop.
| for example (from the octave manual):
| fib = ones (1, 10);
| i = 3;
| while (i <= 10)
|   fib (i) = fib (i-1) + fib (i-2);
|   i++;
| endwhile
| that do not force him to go to internet for every problem or, even
| worse, to use the matlab examples that many times work (like in this
| case) but sometime do not, as all of you know.

Sure, we all know that the documentation could be improved, but somone
has to do the work.  How about submitting some patches to make it happen?



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