I'm using octave/gplot for my first time
and I'm up to page 143 of the docs. The first example that uses gplot in the manual fails for me. I am not sure what the error message means. Could someone please explain? octave:1> gplot rand(100,1) with linespoints octave:2> gnuplot> pl '/tmp/oct-Zf2r9c' u 1:2 t "line 1" w linespoints ^ line 0: no data point found in specified file GNU Octave, version 2.1.64 (i386-pc-linux-gnu). Is this a bug or a problem with my setup? ------------------------------------------------------------- Octave is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPL. Octave's home on the web: http://www.octave.org How to fund new projects: http://www.octave.org/funding.html Subscription information: http://www.octave.org/archive.html ------------------------------------------------------------- |
On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 10:12, Alan Ezust wrote:
> I'm using octave/gplot for my first time > and I'm up to page 143 of the docs. > > The first example that uses gplot in the manual fails for me. I am not > sure what the error message means. Could someone please explain? > > > octave:1> gplot rand(100,1) with linespoints > octave:2> > gnuplot> pl '/tmp/oct-Zf2r9c' u 1:2 t "line 1" w linespoints > ^ > line 0: no data point found in specified file > > GNU Octave, version 2.1.64 (i386-pc-linux-gnu). > > Is this a bug or a problem with my setup? > > I think something similar is addressed in the following thread: http://www.octave.org/octave-lists/archive/help-octave.2005/msg00070.html -EJR ------------------------------------------------------------- Octave is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPL. Octave's home on the web: http://www.octave.org How to fund new projects: http://www.octave.org/funding.html Subscription information: http://www.octave.org/archive.html ------------------------------------------------------------- |
aha, upgraded and the problem went away. should have tried that first :-)
> I think something similar is addressed in the following thread: > > http://www.octave.org/octave-lists/archive/help-octave.2005/msg00070.html > > -EJR ------------------------------------------------------------- Octave is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPL. Octave's home on the web: http://www.octave.org How to fund new projects: http://www.octave.org/funding.html Subscription information: http://www.octave.org/archive.html ------------------------------------------------------------- |
Alan Ezust wrote:
> aha, upgraded and the problem went away. should have tried that first :-) > But actually you should have used plot(rand(100,1),"-*;;") instead. Try to avoid using gplot and gset functions unless high-level functions like plot,print,axis will not do what you want. Sincerely, Dmitri (still hoping that gplot and gset will go away in 3.x.x) -- ------------------------------------------------------------- Octave is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPL. Octave's home on the web: http://www.octave.org How to fund new projects: http://www.octave.org/funding.html Subscription information: http://www.octave.org/archive.html ------------------------------------------------------------- |
Yeah, I was just taking the first example in the manual and trying it
out. It's on page 143. Perhaps that should be updated to use the newer API... I assume this one is compatible with matlab whereas the previous one was more gnuplot specific? On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 11:04:43 -0700, Dmitri A. Sergatskov <[hidden email]> wrote: > Alan Ezust wrote: > > aha, upgraded and the problem went away. should have tried that first :-) > > > > But actually you should have used > > plot(rand(100,1),"-*;;") > > instead. > > Try to avoid using gplot and gset functions unless high-level > functions like plot,print,axis will not do what you want. > > Sincerely, > > Dmitri > (still hoping that gplot and gset will go away in 3.x.x) > -- > > -- University of Victoria Department of Computer Science Victoria, BC, Canada ------------------------------------------------------------- Octave is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPL. Octave's home on the web: http://www.octave.org How to fund new projects: http://www.octave.org/funding.html Subscription information: http://www.octave.org/archive.html ------------------------------------------------------------- |
Alan Ezust wrote:
>Yeah, I was just taking the first example in the manual and trying it >out. It's on page 143. Perhaps that should be updated to use the >newer API... I assume this one is compatible with matlab whereas the >previous one was more gnuplot specific? > > Acutally, I wrote an update to the plotting section of the manual recently for this very reason. John accepted the changes, and I think they should be in the manual included with the 2.1.67 snapshot (I haven't checked to verify). The manual now indicates that matlab-style syntax is preferred, and the documentation for the gplot stuff is at the very end of the section. If you run into any other things like this in the documentation that make octave harder to use than it needs to be, please submit patches, or at least suggestions to the mailing lists. I am willing to work on things like this from time to time because it saves answering future questions on the mailing lists. -Quentin ------------------------------------------------------------- Octave is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPL. Octave's home on the web: http://www.octave.org How to fund new projects: http://www.octave.org/funding.html Subscription information: http://www.octave.org/archive.html ------------------------------------------------------------- |
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