*100%* Matlab compatibility...

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*100%* Matlab compatibility...

seberino@spawar.navy.mil
I have read the reasons for J. Eaton's lack
of interest in making 100% Matlab compatiblity
the defining goal of Octave......

Many people are still very interested in Matlab
compatibility even if it is only with regards
to an *older* version of Matlab.

One idea I can think of is having *two* versions
of Octave.... one that has "bug for bug
compatibility" with Matlab and one that doesn't
focus on this goal.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Chris

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Re: *100%* Matlab compatibility...

seberino@spawar.navy.mil
Ross

Thanks for your reply.  You are the first person to respond
to my posts!!  I'll try to contact Paul.

How necessary are these later versions of Matlab?? (v. 5, 6, ..., etc.)

I use Mathematica a ton and still like good old v. 2.0 with
the command line interface only.

Even just making a perfect copy of Matlab *4* would likely
make 90% of users happy I'm guessing.

Chris

On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 08:32:13AM -0400, Lippert, Ross A. wrote:

>
> Hi, I think Paul Keinzle (I might have that last name spelled wrong
> but he is active in the maintainer's list, so you'll see him post
> every once and a while) has taken octave a bit further in that reguard,
> keeping a set of custom functions and environment defines which help
> make octave more matlab compatable.
>
> IMHO Matlab 4 rocked, matlab 5 was pretty good, but their notions of
> higher ranked tensors than 2 (a(i,j,k)) is seriously broken,
> because such notions are mathematically broken.  It will be a sad
> day when octave does multidimensional arrays like this, but that day
> is apparently coming.  5 also can be praised for having great GUI stuff
> and plotting abilities, but that was the beginning of the end because
> matlab 6 went nuts with GUIness and now is a resource hog and crashes
> a lot more.
>
> IMHO one of the big things that rock about octave is that it can be easily
> made into a script, and have a very reasonable library of C++ definitions
> which make it easy to write custom C++ code for it and use it in a C++
> program.
>
> Lastly, I think matlab has done a great job situating itself in the
> mindspace
> of mathematicians by giving them free copies in exchange for their labor in
> producing better .m files, to which the mathworks claims copyright to the
> extent that they do not allow such scripts to run on emulators (an annoying
> EULA, and perhaps illegal).
>
>
> -r
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Seberino [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 3:55 PM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: *100%* Matlab compatibility...
>
>
> I have read the reasons for J. Eaton's lack
> of interest in making 100% Matlab compatiblity
> the defining goal of Octave......
>
> Many people are still very interested in Matlab
> compatibility even if it is only with regards
> to an *older* version of Matlab.
>
> One idea I can think of is having *two* versions
> of Octave.... one that has "bug for bug
> compatibility" with Matlab and one that doesn't
> focus on this goal.
>
> Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Chris
>
> --
> _______________________________________
>
> Dr. Christian Seberino
> SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego
> Code 2363
> 53560 Hull Street
> San Diego, CA 92152-5001
> U.S.A.
>
> Phone: (619) 553-7940
> Fax:   (619) 553-2836
> Email: [hidden email]
> _______________________________________

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Dr. Christian Seberino
SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego
Code 2363
53560 Hull Street
San Diego, CA 92152-5001
U.S.A.

Phone: (619) 553-7940
Fax:   (619) 553-2836
Email: [hidden email]
_______________________________________