Re: Bug#167504: ITP: rlab -- a numerical analisys tool like Matlab
"Marco Presi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Lukas Geyer <email@example.com> wrote:
> lg> Marco Presi (Zufus) <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> Package: wnpp
> >> Severity: wishlist
> >> * Package name : rlab
> >> Version : 2.1.05
> >> Upstream Author : Ian Searle <email@example.com>
> >> * URL : http://rlab.sourceforge.net/
> >> * License : GPL
> >> Description : a numerical analisys tool like Matlab
> lg> Please fill in the missing fields.
> Sorry, for that.
Thanks for clarifying that.
> lg> Also, what is the advantage or difference of rlab compared to
> lg> octave?
> I Don't know.
> You can find here in what it is different in respect to matlab:
Well, that documented, as the author says, is a bit outdated. Matlab
is not free software, which is always a strong argument to choose any
> Anyway, I think that have to program that make similar
> things is better, so users can choose. I saw there was an ITP by
> someone an year ago, but then nothing more.
> I wrote to him, and I am wainting for his response.
I think you should not open a second ITP in that case, just for future
reference. Followup on the old ITP, and if it is more than a year, you
can probably safely assume that the old ITP'er has forgotten it or
changed plans. Cc the submitter on the followup, wait a week or two
and upload. :)
> So, if there are not reasons to let it out of Debian, I am going
> to take it.
My question concerning Octave was not meant as a reason to let it out
of Debian, I asked because I used Octave a bit and wondered what rlab
would have to offer. Go ahead and package it, and don't forget to
close both your ITP and the old one.
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