[ExI] What if humans were twice as intelligent?

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Mon Oct 21 21:46:35 UTC 2013

On 21/10/2013 10:44, rex wrote:
> Thanks! I've never used Matlab, but used Octave for a small project
> years ago, so I tried to run your code under Octave. 

It should run fine, I don't use anything weird.

> It appears
> to run, but fails after several minutes with the warning:
> Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-droid-sans-fonts.conf", line 
> 103: Having multiple values in <test> isn't supported and may not work 
> as expected
> I suspect it's the plot(ff) statement that is causing the problem. No
> plot is produced.

Yes, I would suspect that is the risky part. Octave has never had any 
native plot functions. And my code certainly doesn't touch any fonts.

> Rather than try to track down the plot() incompatibility, I'm going
> to try to translate your code to R. There may be some sticky spots,
> and I hope you don't mind my asking about them.
Happy to explain. I ought to learn R too - Matlab is getting a bit old 
anyway. R and SciPy look like the future.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Faculty of Philosophy
Oxford University

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