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bug #38119: Possible Error in Documentation of markers

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sat 19 Jan 2013 12:45:25 PM UTC  
Category:  Plotting Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Bob McKay Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  3.2.4
Operating System:  Mac OS

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Tue 22 Jan 2013 10:45:08 AM UTC, comment #3:

Thanks Andy, I really appreciate it. I was using 3.2.4 because that's what macports provides by default (I had assumed that keeping macports fully up-to-date would automatically give me recent stable versions; silly me). So I'm in the process of switching to octave-devel, which will be 3.6.3. That would also explain why a lot of the other markers didn't work...

Bob McKay <urilabob>
Tue 22 Jan 2013 09:25:26 AM UTC, comment #2:

Hi Bob,
"none" works for me on default 139f4b19a3ac. I guess this has been changed or fixed since your 3.2.4 (very old) version. Is there a reason you still have 3.2.4?
See http://wiki.octave.org/Octave_for_MacOS_X if you want to install a newer version.

Values for "marker" are "{none}|s|o|x|+|.|*|<|>|v|^|d|p|h|@"

Regards, Andy

Andreas Weber <andy1978>
Project Member
Sat 19 Jan 2013 01:55:42 PM UTC, comment #1:

By the way, if someone is editing this page, it would be great if it included a full list of the allowable markers (documentation of this seems to be very well hidden).

Bob McKay <urilabob>
Sat 19 Jan 2013 12:45:25 PM UTC, original submission:

The documentation says http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter/Marker-Styles.html that the marker property value "none" causes the marker to be omitted. On my system, this causes an abort; I think the correct value is "" (i.e. a null string). This may be what the author intended, but it's clearly mis-stated.



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    2013-02-10 mtmiller CategoryOctave Forge Package => Plotting
        StatusNone => Works For Me

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