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Re: Starting Octave Windows XP

 From: Michael J. McCann Subject: Re: Starting Octave Windows XP Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 12:12:12 +0000

```Michael,
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Well, thank you. That works fine. I had no idea where the problem was. I'll see if I can find the instructions about " ' ' " \\ etc. because I didn't see (or perceive) the guidance when I read through the stuff about addpath. Thank you for the clarification about functions and commands.
```Cheers,
Mike.
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At 08:36 2008-02-08, you wrote:
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```On Fri, Feb 8, 2008 at 6:37 AM, Michael J. McCann <address@hidden> wrote:
> Michael,
> sense, but I can't make 'addpath' or any change directory command do
> anything with paths that contain spaces and that's where all my stuff is:
>         C:\Documents and Settings\mjmccann\My
> Documents\  etc.  Personally I don't define file names with spaces
> but Windows XP does.
>         I see you use ( ) round the path-name, but I thought it was
> a command, not a function call.  Is that my mistake?

A command is simply a function that can be called more conveniently
as a command, but it's still a function. So for instance, typing

or

are equivalent. If your path contains spaces, just surround the path
with single quotes (if you use double quote, you have to double the
backslash; see octave documentation about single and double quote
difference):

or

Michael.

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