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Re: Woctave-another gui front end

From: Benjamin Abbott
Subject: Re: Woctave-another gui front end
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:33:09 -0500

On Dec 20, 2012, at 12:47 PM, Francesco Potortì <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Frankly, Octave is a beautiful piece of work, but  it suffers from
>> the Open Source mentality that you need to earn what you use.
> No, it suffers from the fact that no one has done it yet.  As soon as
> someone is motivated enough (e.g. by paying them), it will be done...
>>                                   This is
>> a piece of software which one cannot recommend to anyone at a decent
>> university where they have a budget, simply because the time to get it
>> to work is 3 or four days which is more than a Matlab license would
>> cost.
> Oh, no, that's on Mac only. 

That's just not true.  Installing octave using a package manager is easy and 
convenient.  The only difference as compared to Linux is that everything is 
built from source (can consume time).


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