Hi, Octave maintainers,
Some other statistical programs ship with standard example datasets and
methods to load or explore them. Does Octave have something like this?
For example, R ships with a bunch of example datasets in its "datasets"
package, and you can view a list of them by doing `data()`. And Matlab
ships with a bazillion example datasets that seem to all be just MAT
files in its source code root directories, that you can access with
load, like `load patients`.
Use case: I'm working on table stuff, and would like to add some example
tabular datasets in my package. Wondering if there's a standard
mechanism I should integrate with.
All that Octave ships currently seems to be the penny.mat . But I am afraid, that this does not help with tabular datasets. If you have got some small data set, it might be possible to extend Octave's "sparse" data collection.