New Release: octave-forge 2006.03.17

James R. Phillips
Tue Mar 21 12:32:00 GMT 2006

The Cygwin octave-forge package has been updated to release 2006.03.17-1.

This is the first Cygwin release to incorporate D. Bateman's fixed-point
package, useful for designing fixed-point signal processing applications.

Changes (from release notes):

2006-03-16 ==
* statistics/regress: new function
2006-01-28 ==
* audio/waveread: big-endian fix; 2-channel file fix
* comm/galois: fix rank calculation for galois array
* general/interp2: cubic interpolation
* image/: return MxNx3 matrices of appropriate numeric class
* io/textread: faster
* io/dlmwrite: control precision and line separator; allow append
* miscellaneous/mfilename: compatibility function
* miscellaneous/listen: subnet patterns; loopback support
* NaN/xcovf: missing data xcorr
* octcdf/: support for netcdf files
* optim/wpolyfit: return row vector; allow centering and scaling
* plot/legend: fix error on first call
* plot/print: add PDF option
* signal/residued,residuez: partial fraction expansion of filters
* signal/qp_kaiser: PPN filter bank coefficients
* statistics/histfit: allow negative data
* statistics/mvnpdf,mvnrnd: multivariate normal distribution
* tsa/: improved speed, style and docs
* tsa/amarma: adaptive mean ARMA modeling
* tsa/y2res: add entropy estimation; add equidistant quantisation
* tsa/mvfreqz: add PDCF
* support for 2.9.4
* support for 64-bit indexing
* support for MinGW build

The octave-forge project contains over 500 contributed functions for GNU Octave
which are not in the main distribution. These functions are grouped according
to the following subdirectories: audio, comm, control, general, geometry,
ident, image, io, linear-algebra, miscellaneous, optim, path, plot, set,signal,
sparse, specfun, special-matrix, splines, statistics, strings, struct,
symbolic, time. The Cygwin distribution of octave-forge also incorporates
m-files from the octave-ci collection.

octave-forge home page:

octave-ci collection:


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.  Save it
and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'octave-forge' from the 'Math'
category. Then click on the 'skip' field next to 'octave-forge' until
'2006.03.17' is displayed.

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