(Installing Octave 1.1.1 from the binary distribution in Linux 1.2.13)
When I save variables to an ASCII file the numbers get nonsense high
exponents like 1.2345e+2957, etc... As a side effect I can't plot
since the interfacing with Gnuplot is through saving files.
Perhaps the following has to do with this: The binary is an ELF one,
and I had problems with the libg++ libraries. After I uncompressed the
package the octave binary couldn't run, asking for libg++.so.27. Then
I upgraded the libg++, libstdc++, libc and libm libraries. The octave
binary then worked but after I tried some basic commands I found that
I couldn't plot() because of this. When I issue the "ldconfig -v"
command I get the following: