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  1. #1
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    Can I trust embeddedprogrammer?

    My question is whether I can trust this source:

    http://embeddedprogrammer.blogspot.i...untu-1204.html

    This appears to provide a solution to a problem
    I have, and I would just like some reassurance from
    the ubuntu community before downloading it.


    I posted the question 4 weeks ago, but I guess I put
    it in the wrong place on the Forum, or phrased the
    question wrongly. A hundred or so
    people looked at it, but no-one answered.
    Here is a copy of
    my original post:

    I hope this is the right place to ask this.
    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for the past week or so.
    I installed Octave using
    sudo apt-get install octave
    and it seems fine. It's version 3.2.4
    I also installed the GUI QtOctave, using the
    software GUI at the top left, and it works, too,
    (although I just saw a post on another board that
    says its developer has dropped it and it's dead).

    The problem is that I want to use a package of functions
    from Octave-Forge, called Statistics. When I
    download this, and try to install it by running Octave
    and giving the command line
    pkg install statistics-1.1.3.tar.gz
    it complains that I haven't installed io
    When I download io from Octave-Forge and try
    to install it the same way, it complains that I need
    a more recent version of Octave, at least 3.4.

    This brings us to the nub. I seem to need either
    1) a (simple, safe) way to install Octave 3.4.1 or better
    (current version seems to be around 3.6.x)
    or
    2) a version of the statistics package (or maybe even the io
    package) that will
    work with Octave 3.2.4

    Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

    Added:
    The following looks like a solution:
    http://embeddedprogrammer.blogspot.i...untu-1204.html
    But can I trust this PPA thing?
    (Obviously, I'm grateful to any person who does this kind of work,
    and I'm not imputing anything to embeddedprogrammer,
    but I don't want my box to become a host for various horrors, so some
    reassurance from the community would be nice.)

  2. #2
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    Re: Can I trust embeddedprogrammer?

    Yes, this is safe to use

    EDIT: How do I know this? I tried it myself before.
    Last edited by danielbauwens; October 24th, 2012 at 12:46 PM.

  3. #3
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    Re: Can I trust embeddedprogrammer?

    Thanks, danielbauwens.
    I'll try it.

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