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bug #55173: load of data files part of octave warn about load path

Submitter:  Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Submitted:  Thu 06 Dec 2018 07:18:46 PM UTC
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Tue 28 Jan 2020 09:41:26 PM UTC, comment #3: 

For reference, the mailing list discussion was



1 - Rik and Kai suggests removing the warning
2 - I think load working in this manner is crazy and warning makes sense so I suggest adding a function to load from the samples directory
3 - jwe agrees that warning is desirable and proposes making a variable for data directory public, alternatively change the default warning state
4 - Rik is against adding a new function and so suggests ignoring the warning if data is the sample data.
5 - jwe is against making the data directory a special exemption case for the warning

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Sat 08 Dec 2018 08:56:46 AM UTC, comment #2: 

A workaround can be (at least for demos/tests)

%! q = warning ("query", "Octave:data-file-in-path");
%! warning ("off", "Octave:data-file-in-path");
%! S = load ("penny.mat");
%! warning (q.state, "Octave:data-file-in-path");

Avinoam Kalma <avinoam>
Project Member
Fri 07 Dec 2018 07:30:02 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I asked about approaches to resolving this on the Maintainer's list.  We'll see what other developers think.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 06 Dec 2018 07:18:46 PM UTC, original submission:  

Loading one of the data files that are part of an Octave installation such as penny.mat, give a warning that the file was found via the load path:

octave:1> load penny.mat
warning: load: '/usr/local/share/octave/5.0.0/data/penny.mat' found by searching load path

We shouldn't have such a warning since this works just fine and is common in examples. Or is there another way recommended to load the data files distributed with Octave?

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member


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