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bug #65593: geographiclib functions don't hint at `pkg load`

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sun 14 Apr 2024 10:58:28 AM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Open Release:  * 9.1.0
Operating System:  * Any Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None
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Thu 18 Apr 2024 06:00:24 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Octave carries non-extensive lists of some functions that might be available after loading a package.
See, e.g., the list for the symbolic package:

If you'd like to add functions from another package to those lists, please provide a patch that would add those to that file.

Markus M├╝tzel <mmuetzel>
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Wed 17 Apr 2024 06:32:29 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Typing "sym" prints a helpful error message about where "sym" is found and how to load the package containing "sym".

Typing "geoddistance" does nothing like the above.

How to make it more helpful?

Wed 17 Apr 2024 04:37:52 PM UTC, comment #1: 

What is the relation between symbolic package and geographiclib?
Do you mean to say that "sym" is some function from geographiclib?  or does geographiclib needs the symbolic package as a dependency?

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
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Sun 14 Apr 2024 10:58:28 AM UTC, original submission:  

sym prints "sym is from symbolic package which you have installed but not loaded, type pkg load symbolic".

geoddistance prints error without help. How to do that?



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2024-04-18 mmuetzel CategoryNone Octave Function
        Item GroupNone Documentation
        Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Any
        Summarygeographiclib functions geographiclib functions don't hint at `pkg load`
    2024-04-17 philipnienhuis StatusNone Need Info

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