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bug #62544: Variable editor fails to display matrix after fixed_point_format(true)

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Mon 30 May 2022 06:54:00 AM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  pingplug Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Closed Release:  * 7.1.0
Operating System:  * Any Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None
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Thu 02 Jun 2022 03:20:36 PM UTC, comment #7: 

I checked in jwe's patch under his name here: https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/b5902106c043.

I think that fixes this particular issue.  I will file another bug report about the differences in fixed_point_format between Octave and Matlab.

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 01 Jun 2022 12:19:29 AM UTC, comment #6: 

It does fix the problem, although I don't think I understand the rest of the way fixed_point_format is supposed to behave.  According to the documentation,

The scaled format prints a scaling factor on the first line of
output chosen such that the largest matrix element can be written
with a single leading digit.

It then gives the example

fixed_point_format (true)
logspace (1, 7, 5)'
ans =

  1.0e+07  *


which seems alright.  But,

octave:12> fixed_point_format (true)
octave:13> x = [1e1; 1e3; 1e5; 1e7]
x =


In this case, why isn't the 1e7 factor extracted and presented at the top as before?

It seems to require that one of the variables must have at least 8 significant digits.  For example,

x(3) = 1.234567e5
x =

  1.0e+07 *


Rik <rik5>
Group administrator
Tue 31 May 2022 05:49:29 AM UTC, comment #5: 

The attached change appears to fix the problem for me.

(file #53260)

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Group administrator
Mon 30 May 2022 09:35:23 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Just seems to be the display routine.  I can edit variables in the Variable Editor and they are correctly changed in Octave.

Rik <rik5>
Group administrator
Mon 30 May 2022 09:30:17 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Apparently this goes way back.  Both versions 6.4 and 5.2 have the same fault.

Rik <rik5>
Group administrator
Mon 30 May 2022 09:24:52 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Confirmed with 7.1 and 8.0 (on Linux) as well.

Rik <rik5>
Group administrator
Mon 30 May 2022 08:56:15 AM UTC, comment #1: 

yes, observe that in current dev 8.0.0 as well.

A.R. Burgers <arb>
Mon 30 May 2022 06:54:00 AM UTC, original submission:  

>> a=0.3;
>> b=ones(3);
>> fixed_point_format(true);

then in variable editor, a is 0.3, but b is Inf

tested in Linux and Windows



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file #53260:  edit-display-diff.txt added by jwe (269B - text/plain)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2022-06-02 rik5 StatusConfirmed Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2022-05-31 jwe Attached File- Added edit-display-diff.txt, #53260
    2022-05-30 rik5 Item GroupNone Incorrect Result
        StatusNone Confirmed

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