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bug #56847: [octave forge] (specfun): lambertw documentation outdated

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun 01 Sep 2019 05:21:59 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  Octave Forge <octave-forge>
Originator Name:  Jerry W. Lewis Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  other
Operating System:  Any

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Fri 11 Oct 2019 09:34:13 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Reading back the thread I remember that discussion, yes.

specfun wasn't cleaned up because the discussion (as often seems to happens in this list) ended in a stalemate - no clear cut decision came out.

I'm still happy to make a new specfun release though, if people agree, but I'd have to check out what needs to be done.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Fri 11 Oct 2019 05:02:29 AM UTC, comment #2: 

The numerical lambertw function lives in the Symbolic package now:


(I just checked and this bug has been fixed there).


Some years ago, we moved a bunch of stuff from specfun to symbolic (they are still numerical implementation).  Here's a thread:


I'm not sure we ever cleaned up or did a specfun release though.

Colin Macdonald <cbm>
Tue 03 Sep 2019 03:25:57 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Thank you for your report.  I suspect that the "specfun" package is unmaintained.  The last release was 2011-12-15.  If you want to take ownership of this package, please contact the maintainer mailing list https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/get-involved.html

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Sun 01 Sep 2019 05:21:59 PM UTC, original submission:  

In https://octave.sourceforge.io/specfun/function/lambertw.html the second calling form (with branch argument) lists the order of arguments in the wrong order.

Also the author email address in the documentation and source code is no longer valid.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-09-03 siko1056 CategoryNone => Octave Forge Package
        Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Item GroupNone => Documentation
        StatusNone => Confirmed
        Assigned toNone => octave-forge
        Release4.4.1 => other
        Summarylambertw documentation => [octave forge] (specfun): lambertw documentation outdated

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