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Re: Woctave-another gui front end

From: Sergei Steshenko
Subject: Re: Woctave-another gui front end
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 06:48:24 -0800 (PST)

----- Original Message -----
> From: José Luis García Pallero <address@hidden>
> To: Sergei Steshenko <address@hidden>
> Cc: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso <address@hidden>; Nicholas Jankowski 
> <address@hidden>; "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:23 PM
> Subject: Re: Woctave-another gui front end
> 2012/12/5 Sergei Steshenko <address@hidden>:
>>  It makes no sense to service needs of such people. Scientific calculations 
> require certain skill level; inability to learn a text editor and to work 
> with a 
> terminal emulator casts grave doubts the skill level is good enough.
> I do not agree with this. At a first level at the University I think
> its important to have a gui in order to facilitate the use of Octave.
> Think in people who now are not scientists but can be in a few years.
> If octave gui facilitates that scientists make plots with octave
> instead of matlab or ¡excel!, then octave gui is a very good thing
>>  ...
>>  A script can be written which starts, say, Notepad++ and the window titles 
> will be "Enter your source here, Enter Octave commands here", etc.
>>  Regards,
>>    Sergei.
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Sorry, I don't agree with you.

Life in college should _not_ be easy. Students should _learn_ and make _effort_.

I can post links showing abysmal state of US education, for example.

For starters, calculators should be prohibited from math lessons.


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