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Re: how can I display the doc message from a command?

From: David Bateman
Subject: Re: how can I display the doc message from a command?
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 17:57:19 +0200
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Andrea Latina wrote:
> Well, this print_usage() function seems to be exactly what I was
> looking for. You are right, printing a short help message makes much
> more sense than printing a page full of text.
> I've already modified my code to use it.
> Thank you very much again,
> Andrea
> P.S. Yes, I'm consulting www.octave.org very often in the last times.
> That page is an irreplaceable and precious source of information,
> indeed. Nevertheless I could not find anything like, for example, the
> GSL on-line manual:
> (see http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl/manual/html_node/ )
> where all its functions are catalogued and documented.


for the user visible functions. Its a bit dated (8 months I think) and
will shortly undergo major changes for the new package manager, but is
still valuable.

> A couple of days ago, for instance, I had an hard time to find the
> octave internal random number generator and how it works.  After a
> while I finally found 'liboctave/oct-rand.h' with 'class octave_rand'
> and its static members and everything went fine, but the point is:
> Searching for what I need into the code it is not difficult but I
> wonder how many useful and powerful functions exist, of which I don't
> even know the existence...
This however you won't find. Ask on the list as main users have the sort
of information you are looking for, even if its not documented.


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