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Re: Release 4.4.0 and statistics package

From: Rik
Subject: Re: Release 4.4.0 and statistics package
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:39:45 -0800

On 01/04/2018 02:29 PM, Arno Onken wrote:
> On 28.12.2017 17:48, Olaf Till wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 08:26:31AM -0800, Rik wrote:
>>> On 12/28/2017 05:29 AM, Olaf Till wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 03:46:41PM -0800, Rik wrote:
>>>>>  As part of that release, a lot of the statistics functions
>>>>> are set to be removed from core Octave and transitioned to the statistics
>>>>> package.  How can this be coordinated?
>>>> I'd suggest to add a src/Makefile.in with rules that generate these
>>>> functions m-files only if the corresponding functions are lacking in
>>>> the applicable installed Octave.
>>>> If cross-compilation is detected by src/configure, the approach should
>>>> be different, probably generating all these files without further
>>>> checking (assuming cross-compilation is only done with new Octave
>>>> versions).
>>>> I could probably do that for Arno.
>>> That sounds like an elegant solution.  I was just going to let people get
>>> shadowed function warnings, but your way is better.
>> So I'll put this on my list for the next few days. (Still considering
>> further suggestions, of course.)
> Thanks, Olaf, that would be great!  Sorry for the late reply.  I took up
> a new job recently and am terribly busy at the moment.
> Arno

I'll wait a couple of days and then remove the functions from Octave core. 
You can always retrieve them from a Mercurial version in which they haven't
been deleted for copying in to the statistics package.  The header will
need to change because right now it says "## This file is part of Octave."


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