- The old method of setting the path where Octave looks for other function files has changed from setting a LOADPATH environment variable in .octaverc to something like this:
`addpath (genpath ("~/Library/Octave"));`

- Aquaterm, the way to get Octave to plot in OS X with Gnuplot but without X11, is displaying some kind of wonky behavior in its 1.0.2 incarnation. This may be entirely Aquaterm's fault - the old version (0.3?) was also wonky and required a "close all" command in Octave to get old plot windows killed. I'm still working on this, but excising the "close all" commands at least allows a function to plot to the same windows when called twice.
- At some point back in 2004, Octave switched from defaulting to column vectors to defaulting to row vectors because that's what Matlab does. If you routinely use the construction
`for i=1:n, x(i)=`

,*whatever*; end;

this is a serious monkey wrench heading your way.

The simplest solution that I have found so far is to go through the code and replace`x(i)=`constructions with`x(i,:)`constructions. This will ensure backward compatibility of the script.

There are some nice features in this new version of Octave, including allowing matrices of arbitrary dimensionality.

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