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Topic: Mathworks final decision on Mac OS X?
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Per Persson

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Registered: 12/11/04
Re: X-windows source recompile for Mac OS X?
Posted: May 28, 2001 4:33 AM
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in satterth-9D6814.15261924052001@darkstar.ucsc.edu,
satterth@darwin.ucsc.edu wrote:

> In article <9ej8sa$k5f$1@news.duke.edu>,
> "Surajit Nundy" <sn10@duke.edu> wrote:

>> I just compiled (and am running) enlightenment, the GIMP, XFree86 with gcc
>> on Mac OS X with no problems at all.
>> If this is possible, could someone enlighten me on why it is not possible
>> for the Mathworks to compile an X-windows version of this application for OS
>> X?
>> Thanks,
>> Surajit Nundy

> Have you tried compiling Octave? It's been a bit tricky from what I
> hear.
> That said, I would gladly pay for the Mac OSX version of Matlab if it
> ever became available. But with only a frozen Classic Mac OS version
> available I'll hold out for Octave and live with its limitations.

Well, octave doesn't compile due to a known bug (which will be fixed, sooner
or later) in Apples shipping compiler, but e.g. Scilab compiles an runs
nicely under OS X. The problem with octave is _not_ the math libraries, but
the c++-templates...


PS. See http://homepage.mac.com/persquare for info on how to run Scilab on

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