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bug #32169: "Rational Approximations" under "Basic Input and Output"

Submitted by:  Andreas Weber <andy1978>
Submitted on:  Tue 18 Jan 2011 01:39:46 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Andreas Weber Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Sat 29 Jan 2011 06:53:02 AM UTC, comment #5: 

The following diff fixes an incorrect ref in
the See also for rats:
[qss:octave] diff   doc/interpreter/arith.texi doc/interpreter/arith.texi~
< @seealso{@ref{doc-rat,,rat}}

> @seealso{@ref{doc-format,,format}, @ref{doc-rat,,rat}}

I tried a hg commit -m
for this, but it said: nothing changed.

The doc/interpreter/octave.pdf generates correctly
with this change.

Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Project Member
Fri 28 Jan 2011 10:51:59 AM UTC, comment #4: 

I checked in the following changeset to improve the @seealso lists for the functions in pr-output.cc:


John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Thu 27 Jan 2011 10:59:12 PM UTC, comment #3: 

The last line in 14.1.4 reads:
See also: [format], page 181, [rat], page 194.

There is no reference to rats in format.

I will look at your changeset in order to learn how
to do this kind of edit -- for future reference.


Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Project Member
Thu 27 Jan 2011 10:26:57 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I checked in the following changeset:


What is wrong with the see also for rats?

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Fri 21 Jan 2011 10:15:23 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Definitely a mistake.  Currently 14.1.4 at the end of
14.1 Basic Input and Output.

Candidate locations are:

17.5 Utility Functions
17.6 Special Functions

Matlab classifies rat and rats in "Specialized Math

Also, the "See also" for rats needs correction.

After a decision on where to move rat and rats, and
some basic hints about how to do it, I could do the move.
A slight complication is that rat is a script in scripts/
general and rats is builtin.

It would be good to get this done before 3.4 release.


Michael Godfrey <godfrey>
Project Member
Tue 18 Jan 2011 01:39:46 PM UTC, original submission:  

As you can see in doc/interpreter/io.txi
and the generated

Rational Approximations (rat, rats) are under chapter
"Basic Input and Output"

I think this is placed there by mistake?

best regards, Andy

Andreas Weber <andy1978>
Project Member


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