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Re: connect Octave to Fantom Driver library on Windows?

From: Michele Chabot
Subject: Re: connect Octave to Fantom Driver library on Windows?
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 20:59:45 -0400

Thank you very much for the pointer.   I'll give it a try.

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 2:37 PM, Martin Helm <address@hidden> wrote:
Am Sonntag, 17. April 2011, 20:16:52 schrieb Michele Chabot:
> Hello,
> I would like to operate my Lego NXT robot using Octave and the Fantom
> Driver library
> ( on Windows.
> RWTH ( (GPL) does this already with
> MatLab in place of Octave, but it relies on MatLab features not available
> in Octave (calllib) to access the Fantom library.
> To accesses the fantom driver from Octave using OCT files, I could create
> .cc wrapper files to link with the fantom library, but since fantom
> supplies only Microsoft-compatible (header,lib and dll) files for windows,
> I assume this would not work.
> Is there a way control my NXT robot using the binary version of Octave for
> Windows?
> Thanks,
>  Michele

I do not know if that works directly, since you said it is MS compatible only
using mex or oct files.

If nobody else has a better idea you can try an indirect way using the octave
java package.
There is a java wrapper available for the driver at

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