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Re: How to combine several functions in a single oct-file?

From: Michael Goffioul
Subject: Re: How to combine several functions in a single oct-file?
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 08:59:42 +0000

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 7:10 AM, Lukas Reichlin
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Dear Octave community,
> I noticed that "which arrayfun" points to cellfun.oct (octave 3.6.0). This 
> means that both arrayfun and cellfun are stored in a single oct-file. Now I 
> wonder how octave knows that it finds arrayfun in cellfun.oct? Does octave 
> load all oct-files on startup? I thought that a function "foo" has to be 
> located in foo.m, foo.oct or in the same m-file as the calling function.
> Background: My control package has dozens of oct-files and I like to combine 
> them in just a few oct-files. They all use the SLICOT Fortran library and I 
> compiled the required parts of it into every single oct-file. I think it 
> would be better if the Fortran code would be stored in one big oct-file that 
> offers all the user functions. Like cellfun.oct.
> Thanks for any insights and best regards,
> Lukas

What you're looking for is "autoload". This allows you to tell octave
"this function is found in that oct-file". See
<octave_root>/lib/<octave_version>/oct/<arch>/PKG_ADD file in your
octave installation.


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