bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #34118, Poor/incomplete doc in help

 
 

bug #34118: Poor/incomplete doc in help

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed 24 Aug 2011 05:37:20 PM UTC  
 
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Documentation
Status: InvalidAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Originator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 3.4.0
Operating System: Any

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Wed 24 Aug 2011 05:53:59 PM UTC, comment #1:

I don't see anything specific to fix here so I'm closing this report. If you want help with Octave, or to ask questions, please use the -unavailable- list.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
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Wed 24 Aug 2011 05:37:20 PM UTC, original submission:

I am just learning to use octave but am continually held back by the poor/incomplete documentation.

ex: help text for ols and gls are basically carbon copies of each other , so what the difference in the two functions. There's no explanation whatsoever. ols is simply replaced by gls, nothing else.

doc command is supposed to give "more detail" but the text is identical.

Do I have to read the source to find out what these functions do ?

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