since the labs have always in previous years been (and continue to be)
just mostly take-home assignments, everyone's labs are due on the
same day (Monday) regardless of which lab section you are in.
where to find computers running octave and gnuplot: Hi Steve The ECE SUN workstations lab has "octave' and "gnuplot" installed. Rooms Gb243 and Gb251... Room Gb144... Contact Tim Trant in Gb249...
Octave should be on all the ECF computers. If you're having trouble with imread.m (e.g. if you're having trouble with popen), here's a version modified to make a system call and use temp file temp.pnm.
labs written in proprietary (e.g. microsoft or macintosh) file formats or other files that the teaching assistants cannot open will be rejected, deleted, as if not handed in.
LIFE LIBERTY & the PURSUIT of SCIENCE: The nice thing about open science, such as Octave, is that you can easily "stand on the shoulders of giants" and extend or modify its functionality. If your install of Octave is not done right, you may have trouble with imread, etc., in which case you can easily write your own. Also, to save images, it's easy to write a short script; here's a quick example written in a few minutes after class.