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Re: Fixed-point arithmetic

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: Fixed-point arithmetic
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 08:22:49 -0500

On 18 April 2011 07:39, Chipmuenk <address@hidden> wrote:
> David Bateman-2 wrote:
>>> When we switched to the new individual package release system
>>> Søren prepared releases of most packages but skipped those that
>>> didn't work on his system. Packages that were never released do
>>> not appear on the website.
>>>> Any way to fix this?
>>> Prepare a release according to the instructions at
>>> &lt;; in the
>>> section "Make a release of your package and publish its function
>>> reference"
>>> c. Yeah, I haven't done it, and I thought Soren didn't because it
>> needed some work to get it to build with 3.2.0.. I have the version
>> of Octave installed with my distribution and the development
>> version (ie 3.0.5 and the tip) which is why I never bother trying
>> to fix this.. (I'm using a netbook with a 20GB SSD disk for my
>> developments and so having two build trees and 3 versions of Octave
>> takes a bit of space)

> I am using the "fixed" package for some time now to demonstrate the
> effects of fixpoint coefficients and arithmetics in digital filters
> to my students.
> I am not a programmer but I could help rejuvenating the toolbox by
> providing ideas, applications, documentations and examples. I also
> have access to Matlab with the Fixpoint Toolbox to run comparisons.
> Please don't let this package rot away in some repository.

Can you secure funding for its development? That's most likely to
attract a maintainer. If the package is as unique as you say, perhaps
this will look attractive in a grant proposal.

- Jordi G. H.

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