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bug #43549: Matlab-style "Set path" menu option in Octave GUI

Submitted by:  José Luis García Pallero <jgpallero>
Submitted on:  Thu 06 Nov 2014 02:30:32 PM UTC  
Category: GUISeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 3 - LowItem Group: Feature Request
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Tue 03 Feb 2015 11:44:07 AM UTC, comment #2:

In my experience teaching basic Octave and Matlab (both in parallel, at the same time) courses for undergraduates, the students find easier the Matlab way to set graphically the path

José Luis García Pallero <jgpallero>
Thu 20 Nov 2014 03:57:00 PM UTC, comment #1:

Wouldn't it be easier to have a project-specific .octaverc file, or site-wide rc file, that loaded the correct paths? Asking that every student in a class of 100 use a menu to add a path seems way more time consuming then just asking them to copy a file (.octaverc) into the directory where they start octave.

Rik <rik5>
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Thu 06 Nov 2014 02:30:32 PM UTC, original submission:


It would be nice if Octave GUI provides a graphical way to add folders to the path instead of use the addpath() function. I think in some similar to the "Set path" menu option of Matlab. For undergraduate courses it is easier to set the path via an option menu instead to use addpath() or write the orders in the octaverc files.

I think this kind of option is not present in the experimental GUI


José Luis García Pallero <jgpallero>


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