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I've a bunch of matlab files which use textscan. I don't want to replace all textscan calls with something like fscanf but I'd rather like to have an octave function which implements textscan(). Does anyone have a textscan implementation? regards,  Johannes. _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave 
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> Hi, > > I've a bunch of matlab files which use textscan. > > I don't want to replace all textscan calls with something like fscanf but I'd rather like to have an octave function which implements textscan(). > > Does anyone have a textscan implementation? > > regards, > >  > Johannes. I've opened a ticket in the bug tracker. https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?31380 For now, have you looked at using textread() instead? Unfortunately, textread() is not fully compatible with the ML version. The syntax for ML's textscan is ... C = textscan (fid, 'format') C = textscan (fid, 'format', N) C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) C = textscan (fid, 'format', N, 'param', value) C = textscan (str, ...) [C, position] = textscan (...) If you don't require the input "N", it should be straight forward to modify scantext() to implement textscan(). A quick fix would support the limited syntax below. C = textscan (fid, 'format') C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) C = textscan (str, ...) Would that be useful to you? Ben _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave 
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thanks for the quick response. It would be more useful, if it would also allow the input parameter N. regards,  Johannes 2010/10/20 Ben Abbott <[hidden email]>
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On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:39 PM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: > 2010/10/20 Ben Abbott <[hidden email]> > On Oct 20, 2010, at 4:53 AM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: > >> > Hi, >> > >> > I've a bunch of matlab files which use textscan. >> > >> > I don't want to replace all textscan calls with something like fscanf but I'd rather like to have an octave function which implements textscan(). >> > >> > Does anyone have a textscan implementation? >> > >> > regards, >> > >> >  >> > Johannes. >> >> I've opened a ticket in the bug tracker. >> >> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?31380 >> >> For now, have you looked at using textread() instead? Unfortunately, textread() is not fully compatible with the ML version. >> >> The syntax for ML's textscan is ... >> >> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N) >> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N, 'param', value) >> C = textscan (str, ...) >> [C, position] = textscan (...) >> >> If you don't require the input "N", it should be straight forward to modify scantext() to implement textscan(). A quick fix would support the limited syntax below. >> >> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >> C = textscan (str, ...) >> >> Would that be useful to you? >> >> Ben > > Ben, > > thanks for the quick response. > It would be more useful, if it would also allow the input parameter N. > > regards, Ok. Can you provide a simple example with both an input file and a script that uses textscan() with the parameter N to read some data? Ben _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave 
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On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:55 PM, Ben Abbott wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:39 PM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: > >> 2010/10/20 Ben Abbott <[hidden email]> >> On Oct 20, 2010, at 4:53 AM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: >> >>>> Hi, >>>> >>>> I've a bunch of matlab files which use textscan. >>>> >>>> I don't want to replace all textscan calls with something like fscanf but I'd rather like to have an octave function which implements textscan(). >>>> >>>> Does anyone have a textscan implementation? >>>> >>>> regards, >>>> >>>>  >>>> Johannes. >>> >>> I've opened a ticket in the bug tracker. >>> >>> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?31380 >>> >>> For now, have you looked at using textread() instead? Unfortunately, textread() is not fully compatible with the ML version. >>> >>> The syntax for ML's textscan is ... >>> >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N) >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N, 'param', value) >>> C = textscan (str, ...) >>> [C, position] = textscan (...) >>> >>> If you don't require the input "N", it should be straight forward to modify scantext() to implement textscan(). A quick fix would support the limited syntax below. >>> >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >>> C = textscan (str, ...) >>> >>> Would that be useful to you? >>> >>> Ben >> >> Ben, >> >> thanks for the quick response. >> It would be more useful, if it would also allow the input parameter N. >> >> regards, > > Ok. Can you provide a simple example with both an input file and a script that uses textscan() with the parameter N to read some data? > > Ben I'd appreciate it if you can try the attached textscan.m and let us know if it works for you. Ben _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave textscan.m (4K) Download Attachment 
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thanks // where do I get strread which is used in your function?  Johannes 2010/10/20 Ben Abbott <[hidden email]>
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For the developer's sources, strread is part of the core. I just checked the sources, it was added 12 months ago.
http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/log/d3eaaa7c6762/scripts/io/strread.m I don't know if it can be transplanted into prior versions and work correctly. Ben On Oct 21, 2010, at 2:52 AM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: > Ben, > > thanks // where do I get strread which is used in your function? >  > Johannes > > > 2010/10/20 Ben Abbott <[hidden email]> > On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:55 PM, Ben Abbott wrote: > > > On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:39 PM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: > > > >> 2010/10/20 Ben Abbott <[hidden email]> > >> On Oct 20, 2010, at 4:53 AM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: > >> > >>>> Hi, > >>>> > >>>> I've a bunch of matlab files which use textscan. > >>>> > >>>> I don't want to replace all textscan calls with something like fscanf but I'd rather like to have an octave function which implements textscan(). > >>>> > >>>> Does anyone have a textscan implementation? > >>>> > >>>> regards, > >>>> > >>>>  > >>>> Johannes. > >>> > >>> I've opened a ticket in the bug tracker. > >>> > >>> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?31380 > >>> > >>> For now, have you looked at using textread() instead? Unfortunately, textread() is not fully compatible with the ML version. > >>> > >>> The syntax for ML's textscan is ... > >>> > >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') > >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N) > >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) > >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N, 'param', value) > >>> C = textscan (str, ...) > >>> [C, position] = textscan (...) > >>> > >>> If you don't require the input "N", it should be straight forward to modify scantext() to implement textscan(). A quick fix would support the limited syntax below. > >>> > >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') > >>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) > >>> C = textscan (str, ...) > >>> > >>> Would that be useful to you? > >>> > >>> Ben > >> > >> Ben, > >> > >> thanks for the quick response. > >> It would be more useful, if it would also allow the input parameter N. > >> > >> regards, > > > > Ok. Can you provide a simple example with both an input file and a script that uses textscan() with the parameter N to read some data? > > > > Ben > > I found some simple examples on the web, and made an attempt at implementing the function. > > I'd appreciate it if you can try the attached textscan.m and let us know if it works for you. > > Ben > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Helpoctave mailing list > [hidden email] > https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave 
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On Oct 20, 2010, at 3:03 AM, Ben Abbott wrote: > On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:55 PM, Ben Abbott wrote: > >> On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:39 PM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: >> >>> 2010/10/20 Ben Abbott <[hidden email]> >>> On Oct 20, 2010, at 4:53 AM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: >>> >>>>> Hi, >>>>> >>>>> I've a bunch of matlab files which use textscan. >>>>> >>>>> I don't want to replace all textscan calls with something like fscanf but I'd rather like to have an octave function which implements textscan(). >>>>> >>>>> Does anyone have a textscan implementation? >>>>> >>>>> regards, >>>>> >>>>>  >>>>> Johannes. >>>> >>>> I've opened a ticket in the bug tracker. >>>> >>>> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?31380 >>>> >>>> For now, have you looked at using textread() instead? Unfortunately, textread() is not fully compatible with the ML version. >>>> >>>> The syntax for ML's textscan is ... >>>> >>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N) >>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N, 'param', value) >>>> C = textscan (str, ...) >>>> [C, position] = textscan (...) >>>> >>>> If you don't require the input "N", it should be straight forward to modify scantext() to implement textscan(). A quick fix would support the limited syntax below. >>>> >>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >>>> C = textscan (str, ...) >>>> >>>> Would that be useful to you? >>>> >>>> Ben >>> >>> Ben, >>> >>> thanks for the quick response. >>> It would be more useful, if it would also allow the input parameter N. >>> >>> regards, >> >> Ok. Can you provide a simple example with both an input file and a script that uses textscan() with the parameter N to read some data? >> >> Ben > > I found some simple examples on the web, and made an attempt at implementing the function. > > I'd appreciate it if you can try the attached textscan.m and let us know if it works for you. > > Ben > > <textscan.m> > _______________________________________________ > Helpoctave mailing list > [hidden email] > https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave Hi Ben, I downloaded the textscan.m and strread.m from your emails and tried the following simple script from a Matlab book using Octave 3.2.3: B = [30 40 60 70]; fid = fopen('myoutput','w'); fprintf(fid,'%g miles/hr = %g kilometers/hr\n',[B;8*B/5]); fclose(fid); fopen('myoutput','r'); X = fscanf(fid,'%f miles/hr = %f kilometers/hr') C = textscan(fid,'%f miles/hr = %f kilometers/hr') fclose(fid); This was the output: X = 30 48 40 64 60 96 70 112 error: A(I): Index exceeds matrix dimension. error: called from: error: /Users/liamg/mFiles/textscan.m at line 60, column 3 error: /Users/liamg/mFiles/tst.m at line 8, column 3 The file "myoutput" was written correctly. Liam _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave 
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> On Oct 20, 2010, at 3:03 AM, Ben Abbott wrote: > >> On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:55 PM, Ben Abbott wrote: >> >>> On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:39 PM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: >>> >>>> 2010/10/20 Ben Abbott <[hidden email]> >>>> On Oct 20, 2010, at 4:53 AM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: >>>> >>>>>> Hi, >>>>>> >>>>>> I've a bunch of matlab files which use textscan. >>>>>> >>>>>> I don't want to replace all textscan calls with something like fscanf but I'd rather like to have an octave function which implements textscan(). >>>>>> >>>>>> Does anyone have a textscan implementation? >>>>>> >>>>>> regards, >>>>>> >>>>>>  >>>>>> Johannes. >>>>> >>>>> I've opened a ticket in the bug tracker. >>>>> >>>>> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?31380 >>>>> >>>>> For now, have you looked at using textread() instead? Unfortunately, textread() is not fully compatible with the ML version. >>>>> >>>>> The syntax for ML's textscan is ... >>>>> >>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N) >>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N, 'param', value) >>>>> C = textscan (str, ...) >>>>> [C, position] = textscan (...) >>>>> >>>>> If you don't require the input "N", it should be straight forward to modify scantext() to implement textscan(). A quick fix would support the limited syntax below. >>>>> >>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >>>>> C = textscan (str, ...) >>>>> >>>>> Would that be useful to you? >>>>> >>>>> Ben >>>> >>>> Ben, >>>> >>>> thanks for the quick response. >>>> It would be more useful, if it would also allow the input parameter N. >>>> >>>> regards, >>> >>> Ok. Can you provide a simple example with both an input file and a script that uses textscan() with the parameter N to read some data? >>> >>> Ben >> >> I found some simple examples on the web, and made an attempt at implementing the function. >> >> I'd appreciate it if you can try the attached textscan.m and let us know if it works for you. >> >> Ben >> >> <textscan.m> > > Hi Ben, > > I downloaded the textscan.m and strread.m from your emails and tried the following simple script from a Matlab book using Octave 3.2.3: > > B = [30 40 60 70]; > fid = fopen('myoutput','w'); > fprintf(fid,'%g miles/hr = %g kilometers/hr\n',[B;8*B/5]); > fclose(fid); > > fopen('myoutput','r'); > X = fscanf(fid,'%f miles/hr = %f kilometers/hr') > C = textscan(fid,'%f miles/hr = %f kilometers/hr') > fclose(fid); > > This was the output: > > X = > > 30 > 48 > 40 > 64 > 60 > 96 > 70 > 112 > > error: A(I): Index exceeds matrix dimension. > error: called from: > error: /Users/liamg/mFiles/textscan.m at line 60, column 3 > error: /Users/liamg/mFiles/tst.m at line 8, column 3 > > The file "myoutput" was written correctly. > > Liam I tried the example above in Matlab. The result for C was ... C = [0x1 double] [0x1 double] If I commend out "X = fscan (...)" then I get C = [4x1 double] [4x1 double] >> C{1} ans = 30 40 60 70 >> C{2} ans = 48 64 96 112 I modified the example as ... B = [30 40 60 70]; fid = fopen ('myoutput','w'); fmt = '%g miles/hr = %g kilometers/hr\n'; str = sprintf (fmt, [B;8*B/5]); fprintf (fid, '%s', str); fclose (fid); fopen ('myoutput','r'); fmt = '%f miles/hr = %f kilometers/hr'; C = textscan (fid, fmt); fclose (fid); c = cell (1, 2); [c{:}] = strread (str, fmt); With ML, both textscan() and strread() give the same result. >From that I infer that the problem is with strread(). I'll take a look at fixing that. Ben _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave 
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On Oct 21, 2010, at 11:36 AM, Ben Abbott wrote: > On Oct 21, 2010, at 9:52 AM, Liam Groener wrote: > >> On Oct 20, 2010, at 3:03 AM, Ben Abbott wrote: >> >>> On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:55 PM, Ben Abbott wrote: >>> >>>> On Oct 20, 2010, at 1:39 PM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: >>>> >>>>> 2010/10/20 Ben Abbott <[hidden email]> >>>>> On Oct 20, 2010, at 4:53 AM, Dr. Johannes Zellner wrote: >>>>> >>>>>>> Hi, >>>>>>> >>>>>>> I've a bunch of matlab files which use textscan. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> I don't want to replace all textscan calls with something like fscanf but I'd rather like to have an octave function which implements textscan(). >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Does anyone have a textscan implementation? >>>>>>> >>>>>>> regards, >>>>>>> >>>>>>>  >>>>>>> Johannes. >>>>>> >>>>>> I've opened a ticket in the bug tracker. >>>>>> >>>>>> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?31380 >>>>>> >>>>>> For now, have you looked at using textread() instead? Unfortunately, textread() is not fully compatible with the ML version. >>>>>> >>>>>> The syntax for ML's textscan is ... >>>>>> >>>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >>>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N) >>>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >>>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', N, 'param', value) >>>>>> C = textscan (str, ...) >>>>>> [C, position] = textscan (...) >>>>>> >>>>>> If you don't require the input "N", it should be straight forward to modify scantext() to implement textscan(). A quick fix would support the limited syntax below. >>>>>> >>>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format') >>>>>> C = textscan (fid, 'format', 'param', value) >>>>>> C = textscan (str, ...) >>>>>> >>>>>> Would that be useful to you? >>>>>> >>>>>> Ben >>>>> >>>>> Ben, >>>>> >>>>> thanks for the quick response. >>>>> It would be more useful, if it would also allow the input parameter N. >>>>> >>>>> regards, >>>> >>>> Ok. Can you provide a simple example with both an input file and a script that uses textscan() with the parameter N to read some data? >>>> >>>> Ben >>> >>> I found some simple examples on the web, and made an attempt at implementing the function. >>> >>> I'd appreciate it if you can try the attached textscan.m and let us know if it works for you. >>> >>> Ben >>> >>> <textscan.m> >> >> Hi Ben, >> >> I downloaded the textscan.m and strread.m from your emails and tried the following simple script from a Matlab book using Octave 3.2.3: >> >> B = [30 40 60 70]; >> fid = fopen('myoutput','w'); >> fprintf(fid,'%g miles/hr = %g kilometers/hr\n',[B;8*B/5]); >> fclose(fid); >> >> fopen('myoutput','r'); >> X = fscanf(fid,'%f miles/hr = %f kilometers/hr') >> C = textscan(fid,'%f miles/hr = %f kilometers/hr') >> fclose(fid); >> >> This was the output: >> >> X = >> >> 30 >> 48 >> 40 >> 64 >> 60 >> 96 >> 70 >> 112 >> >> error: A(I): Index exceeds matrix dimension. >> error: called from: >> error: /Users/liamg/mFiles/textscan.m at line 60, column 3 >> error: /Users/liamg/mFiles/tst.m at line 8, column 3 >> >> The file "myoutput" was written correctly. >> >> Liam > > > I tried the example above in Matlab. The result for C was ... > > C = [0x1 double] [0x1 double] > > If I commend out "X = fscan (...)" then I get > > C = [4x1 double] [4x1 double] > >>> C{1} > > ans = > > 30 > 40 > 60 > 70 > >>> C{2} > > ans = > > 48 > 64 > 96 > 112 > > I modified the example as ... > > B = [30 40 60 70]; > fid = fopen ('myoutput','w'); > fmt = '%g miles/hr = %g kilometers/hr\n'; > str = sprintf (fmt, [B;8*B/5]); > fprintf (fid, '%s', str); > fclose (fid); > > fopen ('myoutput','r'); > fmt = '%f miles/hr = %f kilometers/hr'; > C = textscan (fid, fmt); > fclose (fid); > > c = cell (1, 2); > [c{:}] = strread (str, fmt); > > With ML, both textscan() and strread() give the same result. > >> From that I infer that the problem is with strread(). I'll take a look at fixing that. > > Ben If the format includes regular expressions then these won't work. Otherwise, the should be ok. If no problems are found, I'll move this thread to the developers list. Ben _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave 
I added both files to my Windows 3.2.4 Octave version. I tested them with the "help COMMAND" and got the following error for strread ("help textscan" returned the helptext fine) help strread >>>parse error near line 189 of file D:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc4.4.0\share\octave\3.2 .4\m\dev\strread.m syntax error >>> [~, ~, ~, fmt_words] = regexp (formatstr, "[^\\s]+"); ^ parse error near line 189 of file D:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.4\ m\dev\strread.m syntax error >>> [~, ~, ~, fmt_words] = regexp (formatstr, "[^\\s]+"); ^ error: called from: error: D:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.4\m\help\help.m at line 55, column 17 Let me know if this has a possible fix. Jason  Quoted message: I've attached updated versions of strread.m and textscan.m If the format includes regular expressions then these won't work. Otherwise, the should be ok. If no problems are found, I'll move this thread to the developers list. Ben _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave 
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For my case octave3.2.4.exe:1> help strread error: help: `strread' not found. Do you know the oct2mat issue for octave 3.2.4 for windows? Please see; http://wiki.octave.org/wiki.pl?OctaveForWindows 1. Standalone ports 1.1. Octave 3.2.4 for Windows MinGW32 Additional important topics found after the release: Regards Tatsuro  On Mon, 2011/8/29, redbaronMIT <[hidden email]> wrote: > > I added both files to my Windows 3.2.4 Octave version. I tested them with > the "help COMMAND" and got the following error for strread ("help textscan" > returned the helptext fine) > > help strread > >>>parse error near line 189 of file > D:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc4.4.0\share\octave\3.2 > .4\m\dev\strread.m > > syntax error > > >>> [~, ~, ~, fmt_words] = regexp (formatstr, "[^\\s]+"); > ^ > > parse error near line 189 of file > D:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.4\ > m\dev\strread.m > > syntax error > > >>> [~, ~, ~, fmt_words] = regexp (formatstr, "[^\\s]+"); > ^ > > error: called from: > error: D:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.4\m\help\help.m at line > 55, > column 17 > > > Let me know if this has a possible fix. > Jason > > >  > Quoted message: > > I've attached updated versions of strread.m and textscan.m > > If the format includes regular expressions then these won't work. Otherwise, > the should be ok. > > If no problems are found, I'll move this thread to the developers list. > > Ben > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Helpoctave mailing list > [hidden email] > https://wwwold.cae.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/helpoctave > > > >  > View this message in context: http://octave.1599824.n4.nabble.com/textscanwantedtp3002808p3775352.html > Sent from the Octave  General mailing list archive at Nabble.com. > _______________________________________________ > Helpoctave mailing list > [hidden email] > https://mailman.cae.wisc.edu/listinfo/helpoctave > Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://mailman.cae.wisc.edu/listinfo/helpoctave 
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On Aug 28, 2011, at 10:49 PM, redbaronMIT wrote:
> >  > Quoted message: >> >> I've attached updated versions of strread.m and textscan.m >> >> If the format includes regular expressions then these won't work. Otherwise, >> the should be ok. >> >> If no problems are found, I'll move this thread to the developers list. >> >> Ben > > I added both files to my Windows 3.2.4 Octave version. I tested them with > the "help COMMAND" and got the following error for strread ("help textscan" > returned the helptext fine) > > help strread >>>> parse error near line 189 of file > D:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc4.4.0\share\octave\3.2 > .4\m\dev\strread.m > > syntax error > >>>> [~, ~, ~, fmt_words] = regexp (formatstr, "[^\\s]+"); > ^ > > parse error near line 189 of file > D:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.4\ > m\dev\strread.m > > syntax error > >>>> [~, ~, ~, fmt_words] = regexp (formatstr, "[^\\s]+"); > ^ > > error: called from: > error: D:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.4\m\help\help.m at line > 55, > column 17 > > Let me know if this has a possible fix. > Jason I don't have a copy of 3.2.4 to verify my suspicion on, but I think the "~" character in the output was introduced after version 3.2.4. Thus, If you replace the tilde's with some placeholder variables the syntax error should go away. [foobar1,foobar2,foobar3, fmt_words] = regexp (formatstr, "[^\\s]+"); Ben _______________________________________________ Helpoctave mailing list [hidden email] https://mailman.cae.wisc.edu/listinfo/helpoctave 
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