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Re: Why isn't Symbolic included in Octave from the installation? - Windo
Re: Why isn't Symbolic included in Octave from the installation? - Windows
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:52:32 -0800
On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 17:21:56 -0800, Colin Macdonald wrote:
> I've replied with address@hidden CC'd. Hope that's ok!
> On 18/02/17 00:25, Daniel Mårtensson wrote:
> > When I try to install your symbolic package why throught the command pkg
> > install -forge symbolic I got this message.
> >> pkg install -forge symbolc
> >> error: get_forge_pkg: could not read URL, please verify internet
> Don't think that's related to Symbolic. I wonder if the
> octave.sourceforge.io was down for a while or something like that. Try
> again later?
This is because Octave 4.2.0 for Windows (and older versions, I think)
does not have https support enabled in the curl library that Octave
uses. Octave Forge switched to https a couple of months ago. The Octave
4.2.1 build should support https correctly.
> > Would it not be good if Symbolic is allready included in the
> > installation package? The other packages for the Windows installation
> > are included.
> You mean in the Octave installation package I assume. I think that's a
> decision that is made by whoever is making the Windows packages. Possibly
> Symbolic has been changing quickly recently so that might be a good reason
> not to bundle it. That and increasing the size of the resulting install
> file. Of course, its possible Symbolic could get added in a later release.
We would also have to include a complete Python + SymPy installation
bundled with Octave to make the package useful.