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  Subject:   Does all the software stem from the same toolkit using matlab?
 
From:   Joshua Wojnas Date:   05 Aug 2009 6:52 pm  
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  I see the software on the site uses the Aladin licence does it all stem from the same toolbox for matlab?

Open source has a tendency to build on open source matlab is not open source.

I wonder if mysql or gcc c could be more open....
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  Subject:   Re: Does all the software stem from the same toolkit using matlab?
 
From:   Kevin McGill Date:   07 Aug 2009 5:59 pm  
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  Hi Joshua,

EMGlab is open source in the sense that all the m files are available for anyone to see and modify. You are right that one still does need the Matlab program in order to run EMGlab. The EMGlab license does not include Matlab.

Our choice to use Matlab is based on the fact that Matlab is widely available in the academic community, it is a higher level language and so somewhat easier to code and maintain than C++, and it is efficient enough for the job. But you are right that not everyone has Matlab.

Porting EMGlab to another language would certainly be possible, but unfortunately we don't have the manpower to do it. The code for the EMGlab GUI, especially, is very Matlab-specific. That is probably at least part of the reason that the scilab translator was not successful.

Good luck,
Kevin McGill





Joshua Wojnas wrote:
>I see the software on the site uses the Aladin licence does it all stem from the same toolbox for matlab?
>
>Open source has a tendency to build on open source matlab is not open source.
>
>I wonder if mysql or gcc c could be more open....
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