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bug #41372: Translate ARPACK error codes into human-readable error strings

Submitted by:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted on:  Mon 27 Jan 2014 10:55:08 PM UTC  
Category: LibrariesSeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: Patch SubmittedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Thu 15 Dec 2016 11:12:31 AM UTC, comment #2:

This issue is still present in Octave 4.2.0.

There is a PATCH supplied in comment #1.

Hartmut <hardy>
Mon 10 Feb 2014 03:09:07 PM UTC, comment #1:

In case translation is to be done in octave, I have attached a patch proposal for eis-base.cc.

I used man pages from [1-6] to parse function specific error number correspondence.

The arpack error string is appended a request for bug report ("This should not happen. Please, see http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/bugs.html, and file a bug report") when it's unambiguously a bug in octave interface to arpack (i.e. any error number but -9, -14 and -9999 which refer to Lapack or convergence errors).

[1] http://www.mathkeisan.com/UsersGuide/man/dnaupd.html
[2] http://www.mathkeisan.com/UsersGuide/man/znaupd.html
[3] http://www.mathkeisan.com/UsersGuide/man/dsaupd.html
[1] http://www.mathkeisan.com/UsersGuide/man/dneupd.html
[2] http://www.mathkeisan.com/UsersGuide/man/zneupd.html
[3] http://www.mathkeisan.com/UsersGuide/man/dseupd.html

(file #30497)

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Mon 27 Jan 2014 10:55:08 PM UTC, original submission:

As discussed in bug #41305, error messages like this from the eigs function:

are not very helpful. ARPACK has enumerated what its error codes mean, so it could be left to Octave to translate them into useful strings, or we could request that ARPACK provide a strerror-like functionality.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator


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file #30497:  errno2str.patch added by pantxo (13KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Thu 15 Dec 2016 03:19:55 PM UTCmmuetzelStatusNone=>Patch Submitted
    Mon 10 Feb 2014 03:09:07 PM UTCpantxoAttached File-=>Added errno2str.patch, #30497

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