Help for Octave on MathLab Next Machines
Instructions for the use of Octave on the MathLab NeXT machines in room
Log onto any NeXT machine.
If the screen is black, then nudge the mouse and you will see a login screen
come on. If not, try another machine.
- Type your login name. (The NEXTSTEP Computer System is case
sensitive, so type the proper upper or lower case for each letter.)
- Press the Enter key.
- Type your password (paying close
attention to upper and lower case as well as special characters).
Double Click with the Mouse on the Terminal icon (looks like a
minature computer display with the word Mach repeated on the screen,
where Mach is the name of the operating system kernel)
and you will get a Terminal window or Unix shell.
At the > prompt (or other prompt) in the Terminal window
The Octave command quit or exit will stop Octave and
simultaneously pressed Control-c keys will interrupt Octave
in case you have to stop it prematurely.
- Type the command word octave.
- Press the Enter key to activate the Octave interactive computation
What to do now that you are in Octave
Setting up your MathLab NeXT computer account as you like it.
After you have logged on and the machine has come to life, there will
be a set of icons along the right side of the screen.
The file viewer application called the WorkSpace should be in the
center of the screen, but if not double click the right mouse button on the
NeXT icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Using the mouse, move the cursor to the right hand side (RHS) of the screen and
double click (DC) on the Preferences icon which has a date and time.
This will cause the Preferences "menu" to come up on the upper left hand side
(LHS) of the screen.
You may set screen color to your liking, or change the
password, or many other things.
To make this application go away click on "hide" with the mouse (or press
the Alt-h keys simultaneously) at the
next to the bottom item of this menu.
Logging off your MathLab NeXT computer account.
Just double click on the NeXT icon in the upper right hand corner of
the screen to bring the WorkSpace file viewer to the forefront, unless
it is already there and click on the bottom item of the Workspace menu on the
word quit or else just key Alt-h keys simultaneously.
Web Source: http://www.math.uic.edu/~hanson/OctaveQuickHelp.html
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