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R12 questions...

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3,359 words with 2 Comments; publish: Sun, 18 May 2008 23:17:00 GMT; (20078.13, « »)

OK, granted it's ancient, but by a sequence of events far too complex to

delve into, I only newly installed it on this system very recently.

Being now retired, there's no way I can justify the upgrade cost...

I knew there were/are "issues" w/ the install but had, for the most

part, been ignoring them as about all was doing was throwaway stuff at

the command line.

But, in answering Dias' query, many of the problems became more than

just a little irritating and I'd like to see if there are known

solutions or if I'm just sol...

This is on Win XP/Home, btw...

version | ans = 6.0.0.88 (R12)

Problems --

First, to get it to load at all requires the -nojvm switch on the

shortcut. It's still not at all clear to me what/why that is and how

much is related to the other issues or whether there's a solution whose

cure is better than the disease...

Second, the Help link to the Help Desk file points to the proper disk

file location but does nothing. I have to open it by using Windows

Explorer or some other technique to point the broswer directly to the file.

Third, in writing Dias' script, I discovered I can't open the M-file

editor...the File...New M-file option results in the following. Can't

open meditor.exe from a command line, either. Guess this has something

to do w/ Java? If so, that sucks... :(

? Error using ==> edit (editor)

The MATLAB Editor is not supported on this platform.

Error in ==> C:\matlabR12\toolbox\matlab\general\edit

.m

On line 158 ==> editor;

Lastly on the list of things to start with, none of the figure edit

features or graphics property editors, etc., do anything either.

IOW, overall, it's far less functional than earlier release. Can't

believe this is how it is supposed to be...

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    • dpb <none.matlab.todaysummary.com.non.net> wrote in message <fem4lp$kh5$1.matlab.todaysummary.com.aioe.org>...

      > First, to get it to load at all requires the -nojvm switch on the

      > shortcut. It's still not at all clear to me what/why that is and how

      > much is related to the other issues or whether there's a solution whose

      > cure is better than the disease...

      (snip)

      > Third, in writing Dias' script, I discovered I can't open the M-file

      > editor...the File...New M-file option results in the following. Can't

      > open meditor.exe from a command line, either. Guess this has something

      > to do w/ Java? If so, that sucks... :(

      Most of your issues stem from the -nojvm flag.

      This turns off Java, so anything written in it will

      not be available.

      There are other editors you can use. m-files are

      simply flat text files, so anything that can edit

      them as text files will do.

      John

      #1; Sun, 18 May 2008 23:19:00 GMT
    • John D'Errico wrote:

      > dpb <none.matlab.todaysummary.com.non.net> wrote in message <fem4lp$kh5$1.matlab.todaysummary.com.aioe.org>...

      > (snip)

      >

      > Most of your issues stem from the -nojvm flag.

      > This turns off Java, so anything written in it will

      > not be available.

      So why won't it run w/o the -nojvm flag--any idea or solution? Or is

      this a fatal defect in R12 w/ XP?

      #2; Sun, 18 May 2008 23:20:00 GMT