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Summary of important user-visible changes for the miscellaneous package
miscellaneous-1.X.X Release Date: 201X-XX-XX Release Manager:
** The following functions have been deprecated in previous releases
of the miscellaneous package and have now been removed:
apply map partarray temp_name
** units is now able to perform non-linear unit conversions such as conversion
between Fahrenheit and Celsius.
** The function `asci' has been renamed `ascii'.
miscellaneous-1.2.0 Release Date: 2012-10-16 Release Manager: Carnë Draug
** New functions:
truncate: truncates a number to a given precision.
textable: create LaTeX tables from matrix
** The following functions have been imported from the combinatorics
package which has been removed:
** The function `physical_constant' has been imported from the
** The values returned by `physical_constant' have been adjusted to the
latest (2010) recommended values by CODATA.
** The function `physical_constant' has a new API and should also
** Package is now dependent on the general (>= 1.3.1)
miscellaneous-1.1.0 Release Date: 2012-03-24 Release Manager: Carnë Draug
** IMPORTANT NOTE:
* the function `waitbar' has been renamed `text_waitbar'. Octave core has
implemented a Matlab compatible `waitbar' which is imcompatible with the
old miscellaneous `waitbar'. If you use the `waitbar' function from the
miscellaneous package you have 3 options:
1. replace all `waitbar' calls by `text_waitbar';
2. fix your `waitbar' calls for the new API as per octave core. Note
that `waitbar' is graphical tool only;
3. use an old version of the miscellaneous package or modify the source
to keep shadowing the octave core `waitbar'.
** The following functions are new:
clip normr text_waitbar
** The following functions have been moved to the IO package:
cell2csv csvconcat xmlread
csv2cell csvexplode xmlwrite
** The function `clip' was imported from the audio package.
** The functions `apply' and `map' have been deprecated. `cellfun' and
`arrayfun' from octave core should be used instead.
** The function `partarray' has been deprecated. `mat2cell' from octave core
should be used instead.
** The function `temp_name' has been deprecated. `tmpnam' from octave core
should be used instead.
** Multiple bug fixes and increased input check on many functions.
** Package is no longer automatically loaded.
** improvements to help text.
** The function `csv2latex' has been made silent and had bugs fixed.
** The function `publish' had bugs fixed.
** The function `match' can now accept cell arrays as input.