bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #53335, mat2cell help text


bug #53335: mat2cell help text

Submitted by:  Muhali <muhali>
Submitted on:  Tue 13 Mar 2018 09:02:36 AM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.2.1 Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Tue 04 Dec 2018 06:13:50 PM UTC, comment #2:

I rewrote the help text for mat2cell and num2cell here (https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/b326eeae92d0). I think it is better, but it is just a hard function to describe accurately.

Marking as fixed and closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue 13 Mar 2018 04:42:54 PM UTC, comment #1:

I think it's referring to the "i" in the first paragraph,

> if A is multi-dimensional and the number of dimensional
> arguments is equal to the dimensions of A, then it is
> required that 'sum (DI) == size (A, i)'

where each "i" is a dimension of A. But I don't really understand this function.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 13 Mar 2018 09:02:36 AM UTC, original submission:

The mat2cell help text has

Given a single dimensional argument R, the other dimensional arguments are assumed to equal 'size (A,I)'.

This is both inconsistent and incomprehensible.

Muhali <muhali>


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        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-03-13 mtmiller Item GroupNone => Documentation

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