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Re: FYI: sparse indexed assignment rewritten

From: Søren Hauberg
Subject: Re: FYI: sparse indexed assignment rewritten
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:07:58 -0700

tir, 13 04 2010 kl. 16:54 +0200, skrev Jaroslav Hajek:
> I've nearly finished rewriting the sparse indexed assignment code.

Cool :-)

> 4. if you build the tip, you'll see 3 new test failures. These are
> tests for cases like the following:
> a = sparse (2, 0);
> a(5) = 1;
> previously Octave produced a 5x1 matrix. However, Matlab 2007a
> produces a 2x3 matrix (i.e. adds rows as needed). In absence of more
> information, I implemented the 2007a approach, causing the tests to
> fail.

For what it's worth, Matlab 2009a behaves like 2007a here.

> PS. I feel exhausted today. I'm wondering what heros wrote all that
> GNU and other free software I use on daily basis, because although it
> is fun it to improve Octave it also costs me lots of time and energy.
> I might need to play less with Octave and focus more on publications
> to earn my bread. The country is short of money, and those who dabble
> in science are going to feel it next year. If only each contribution
> was a publication, and each use was a citation :)

I feel your pain, brother. I have a hard time contributing as well as I
always seem to need to finish up that paper before that deadline :-(


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