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bug #49360: odeset lacks documentation for solver options

Submitter:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted:  Sun 16 Oct 2016 05:01:53 PM UTC
Category:  Documentation Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
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Sat 20 Nov 2021 02:06:34 AM UTC, comment #10: 

@Nicholas: On the larger question of what there is of value in odepkg, there are still functions that are present there that should be transferred to Octave core in order to have the same set of base functions in core that Matlab does.

On the narrow question of the documentation, I haven't looked at this in years so I don't know.

Rik <rik5>
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Fri 12 Nov 2021 03:15:05 AM UTC, comment #9: 

any change to the status of documentation for odeset? has everything of value been moved from the old odepkg? more to do? obviously the 2 year task has stretched out to 3, but maybe a to-do list would help it get chipped away at over the next 2-3.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
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Fri 28 Sep 2018 08:14:48 AM UTC, comment #8: 

Rik, I think your point of comment #5 was that there is lots of documentation in the odepkg for "odeset" with examples [1] (line 1011 to 1821), that can really be used in the Octave manual [2] as well.

By the change of comment #6 I wished the users to at least know what is allowed for the individual parameters.  The other transformation requires some review time, but might be as easy as a copy & paste when looking at them.

So maybe leave it open for another two years as project for the development branch ;-)

[1] https://bitbucket.org/odepkg/odepkg/src/5eba1b653be54c0bb383cf06f73f31e671a72816/doc/odepkg.texi?at=default&fileviewer=file-view-default#odepkg.texi-1011

[2] https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Matlab_002dcompatible-solvers.html

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Thu 27 Sep 2018 03:30:31 PM UTC, comment #7: 

Is this bug now complete or is there more to do?

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Wed 26 Sep 2018 02:49:58 PM UTC, comment #6: 

Some update on the options documentation:


Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Mon 24 Oct 2016 06:48:30 PM UTC, comment #5: 

The remaining issue before closing this report is to transfer more of the texi documentation from odepkg in to either the individual m-files or to diffeq.txi.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 17 Oct 2016 04:13:37 PM UTC, comment #4: 
Carlo de Falco <cdf>
Project Member
Mon 17 Oct 2016 04:08:31 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Jacopo proposed adding documentation from odepkg to diffeq.txi.

> The relevant part are lines 754 to 1102 in
> https://sourceforge.net/p/octave/odepkg/ci/default/tree/doc/odepkg.texi

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 17 Oct 2016 04:06:28 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Nir proposed some fix-ups.  See attached odeset.diff.

(file #38744)

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 17 Oct 2016 10:06:09 AM UTC, comment #1: 

An initial documentation of odeset otpions was pushed here:


More extensive documentation is available in the odepkg manual
and should probably be moved in the Octave interpreter manual.

Carlo de Falco <cdf>
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Sun 16 Oct 2016 05:01:53 PM UTC, original submission:  

One of the goals of Octave is to be a viable replacement for Matlab.  However, odeset has 23 tunable parameters, but no explanation for any of them.  Octave is not a good replacement if we require the use of Matlab documentation in order to understand how to code for Octave.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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