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bug #39370: contourc adds duplicates to the start and end of the 1st level

Submitted by:  Ben Abbott <bpabbott>
Submitted on:  Sun 30 Jun 2013 09:30:19 AM UTC  
Category: Octave FunctionSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Matlab Compatibility
Status: ConfirmedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Ben AbbottOpen/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Wed 31 Dec 2014 06:02:02 AM UTC, comment #4:

At first this looks bad, but I think this is mostly a performance hit. The duplicate points shouldn't affect the drawing of the contour, although I can't guarantee that.

I took a look at _contour_.cc and the code is very old and I couldn't figure out what was going on easily.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sat 06 Jul 2013 03:45:58 PM UTC, comment #3:

Ok. It is a bug in _contourc_.cc

The first level list has duplicates for the beginning and end.

x = [1 1 2 2];
y = [2 2 1 1];

is the same as;

x = [1 2];
y = [2 1];

Ben Abbott <bpabbott>
Project Member
Sat 06 Jul 2013 03:08:53 PM UTC, comment #2:

To be honest, I'm not sure if this is a bug or a documentation error. I'll try to find the time to dig deeper in the next few days.

Ben Abbott <bpabbott>
Project Member
Wed 03 Jul 2013 03:56:05 PM UTC, comment #1:

Is the documentation on the example incorrect or is the contourc code incorrect? It seems like Octave has been generating a 2x8 matrix for the example since at least version 3.2.4. Meanwhile, Matlab and the documentation suggest a 2x6 matrix is correct.

Maybe we should re-title the report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sun 30 Jun 2013 09:30:19 AM UTC, original submission:

"help contourc" displays the example below.

The sources produce this result.

Matlab doesn't match either result.

Ben Abbott <bpabbott>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 31 Dec 2014 06:02:02 AM UTCrik5StatusNone=>Confirmed
    Tue 29 Oct 2013 02:44:04 AM UTCmtmillerCategoryDocumentation=>Octave Function
      Item GroupIncorrect Documentation=>Matlab Compatibility
    Sat 06 Jul 2013 03:45:58 PM UTCbpabbottSummarycontourc example is incorrect=>contourc adds duplicates to the start and end of the 1st level

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