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bug #43301: Error in Help Function along with some more functions

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 26 Sep 2014 05:27:42 AM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Siddharth Vashishtha Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  3.2.4
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Fri 26 Sep 2014 11:44:26 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for your bug report. Octave 3.2.4 is a very old version. It may be that this does not work in that release, but it is not worth looking into and it will not be updated.

Can you please try the more recent Octave 3.8.2 (http://mxeoctave.osuv.de/) and open a new bug report if the same thing happens with that version? Thanks.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 26 Sep 2014 05:27:42 AM UTC, original submission:  


I have recently installed Octave version 3.2.4. on Windows 8, 64 bit laptop.

My 'help' function is not working in Octave. Whenever I try to find help for a particular function, it gives an error. For example, I tried:

help plot or help pinv

The same error occurred in both the commands:

"error: value on right hand side of assignment is undefined

error: called from:

error: C:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc-4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.4\m\help__makeinfo__.m at line 148, column 7

error: C:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc-4.4.0\share\octave\3.2.4\m\help\help.m at line 62, column 25  "

I uninstalled the program and installed it again. Still the same problem persists.
Moreover the path command also doesn't do anything.

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-09-26 mtmiller StatusNone => Works For Me
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2014-09-26 None Attached File- => Added error.JPG, #32185
        Attached File- => Added error1.JPG, #32186

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