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bug #40347: figure () fails when called from script file

Submitted by:  Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Submitted on:  Tue 22 Oct 2013 04:24:49 PM UTC  
Category:  Plotting Severity:  5 - Blocker
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Tue 22 Oct 2013 06:04:54 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Uh oh, I accidentally have created a file max.m in my home direcroy while testing for another bug. This file caused the trouble.
I apologize for the noise!

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Tue 22 Oct 2013 05:40:40 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Sorry, here the missing infos:

  • hg revision 17725:3f02bcf2bdcc
  • The issue occurs
    • on the cli and gui version,
    • also when starting octave with -f,
    • and only with fltk as graphics backend
Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Tue 22 Oct 2013 04:49:14 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This works for me.  I created a script, junk.m, with the single command "figure;" in it.  On the command line, executing 'junk' creates a new figure.

What hg revision are you using?  Is this GUI or CLI version?  Did you try 'run-octave -f' to skip reading all initialization files?  Sometimes there is something in one's .octaverc file that is the real problem.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue 22 Oct 2013 04:24:49 PM UTC, original submission:  

Whereas evaluating the command figure () from the console works as expected, evaluating a script that only contains


leads to

warning: max: some elements in list of return values are undefined
error: reshape: can't reshape 1x1 array to 0x0 array
error: called from:
error:   /home/ttl/software/octave/.build/../scripts/general/repmat.m at line 95, column 9
error:   /home/ttl/software/octave/.build/../scripts/general/shift.m at line 61, column 7
error:   /home/ttl/software/octave/.build/../scripts/plot/util/findobj.m at line 194, column 21
error:   /home/ttl/software/octave/.build/../scripts/plot/util/findall.m at line 45, column 7
error:   /home/ttl/software/octave/.build/../scripts/plot/util/private/__add_default_menu__.m at line 34, column 7
error:   /home/ttl/software/octave/.build/../scripts/plot/util/figure.m at line 96, column 5
error:   /home/ttl/tst.m at line 1, column 1

After that, figure () directly called from the console throws the same errors.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member


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