bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #46848, text file format not documented

 
 

bug #46848: text file format not documented

Submitted by:  Francesco Potortì <pot>
Submitted on:  Fri 08 Jan 2016 11:06:06 AM UTC  
 
Category: DocumentationSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: 4.0.0Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Fri 08 Jan 2016 11:06:06 AM UTC, original submission:

As far as I can find in the manual, the text file format of Octave is not documented.

For example, the -ascii option to save() does not mention how the text file is written: it should mention save_precision(), should say what the separator is, should say that rows are separated by newlines.

As another example, load() is said to be able to read Octave text files, but to understand what is the used format, one must resort to looking at how Octave creates text files. And this is not enough: only today after years of use of Octave, while reading the help mailing list I discovered that load can read comma-separated text files, which is important information indeed.

Francesco Potortì <pot>

 

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