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Re: Where to distribute auxiliary data files?

From: Rik
Subject: Re: Where to distribute auxiliary data files?
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:48:55 -0700

On 08/19/2014 08:51 AM, Daniel J Sebald wrote:
> On 08/18/2014 04:29 PM, Rik wrote:
>> 8/18/14
>> Matlab comes with a number of data files which they use repeatedly in their
>> documentation.  Some of the data sources are freely available.  One of
>> these is the 3-D data for a penny which comes from NIST.  This file has
>> been made available to Octave, but where should it be placed?
>> Possible choices:
>> 1) examples/ directory.  Currently this holds only code samples for the
>> External Code Interface (.oct, .mex files)
> "examples" gets one's attention, but it is sort of too broad and
> encompassing.
> Then again, I'm not sure how builders think of these .oct and .mex
> files.  Say someone has a patch which contains a set of .oct or .mex
> files.  Might they put them in the "examples" directory?
I was thinking of subdividing the examples/ directory into


and exporting the contents of the data directory to $OCTDATADIR during


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