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I guess this is goodbye

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Dave Robinson

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 08:55:11

Message: 1 of 13

It has happened at last, I have retired, and with that, I have lost any legal access to Matlab, so I am off to download Octave, as the nearest alternative to Matlab that my pension can afford.

I want to say goodbye to everyone.

1) The Newbies for asking thought provoking questions, or at least keeping me amused.

2) The Guru's for providing insightful responses, thanks, I have learned a great deal from your answers.

3) To the Matlab team for making such a remarkable package, that has kept me employed and engrossed for the last 10 years or more - its such a pity that just when I get time to really explore its potential, with no employment constraints, I have to switch to some 'competitive' package, still that life I guess.

Maybe I will 'see' you around - by the way, does anyone know where I might get some Nike trainers?

Regards

Dave Robinson

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Jan Simon

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 10:36:04

Message: 2 of 13

Dear Dave,

*thanks* for supporting this newsgroup!
Bye.

What about FreeMat? Anyhow, I've heared, there is a live beyond Matlab.

Jan

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Bruno Luong

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 12:00:07

Message: 3 of 13

"Dave Robinson" <dave.robinson@somewhere.biz> wrote in message <i26clf$lgu$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
>
> I want to say goodbye to everyone.
>

Thanks. Good to have you around Dave.

Bruno

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Alan Weiss

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 12:51:39

Message: 4 of 13

On 7/21/2010 4:55 AM, Dave Robinson wrote:
> It has happened at last, I have retired, and with that, I have lost any
> legal access to Matlab, so I am off to download Octave, as the nearest
> alternative to Matlab that my pension can afford.
> I want to say goodbye to everyone.

Sorry to see you go. Hope you continue to enjoy yourself.

BTW, maybe you'll be interested in taking a class somewhere...then will
have a student ID...then will qualify to buy Student Edition of MATLAB,
which is really inexpensive...

Alan Weiss
MATLAB mathematical toolbox documentation

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Wayne King

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 13:13:04

Message: 5 of 13

> I want to say goodbye to everyone.

We've all (gurus, non-gurus, aspiring gurus, etc.) learned a lot from your posts Dave. You've helped a lot of people on the site. You'll be missed. I hope that there is a way for you to remain involved in the community.

Wayne

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Matt J

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 13:53:03

Message: 6 of 13

"Dave Robinson" <dave.robinson@somewhere.biz> wrote in message <i26clf$lgu$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> It has happened at last, I have retired, and with that, I have lost any legal access to Matlab, so I am off to download Octave, as the nearest alternative to Matlab that my pension can afford.
=======

Too bad you have to go, but why? Even if you only have access to Octave/Freemat, that should be similar enough to MATLAB to allow you to participate in the NG.

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Steven_Lord

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 13:57:19

Message: 7 of 13



"Dave Robinson" <dave.robinson@somewhere.biz> wrote in message
news:i26clf$lgu$1@fred.mathworks.com...
> It has happened at last, I have retired, and with that, I have lost any
> legal access to Matlab, so I am off to download Octave, as the nearest
> alternative to Matlab that my pension can afford.
> I want to say goodbye to everyone.
>
> 1) The Newbies for asking thought provoking questions, or at least keeping
> me amused.
>
> 2) The Guru's for providing insightful responses, thanks, I have learned a
> great deal from your answers.
> 3) To the Matlab team for making such a remarkable package, that has kept
> me employed and engrossed for the last 10 years or more - its such a pity
> that just when I get time to really explore its potential, with no
> employment constraints, I have to switch to some 'competitive' package,
> still that life I guess.
>
> Maybe I will 'see' you around - by the way, does anyone know where I might
> get some Nike trainers?
>
> Regards
>
> Dave Robinson

Farewell, and best of luck in your retirement.

And I think you can get some Nike trainers from those guys selling solution
manuals and herbal remedies :)

--
Steve Lord
slord@mathworks.com
comp.soft-sys.matlab (CSSM) FAQ: http://matlabwiki.mathworks.com/MATLAB_FAQ
To contact Technical Support use the Contact Us link on
http://www.mathworks.com

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: us

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 13:59:07

Message: 8 of 13

"Dave Robinson" <dave.robinson@somewhere.biz> wrote in message <i26clf$lgu$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> It has happened at last, I have retired, and with that, I have lost any legal access to Matlab, so I am off to download Octave, as the nearest alternative to Matlab that my pension can afford.
>
> I want to say goodbye to everyone.

well... dave(!)...
no weeping allowed, yet...
which ML ver did you run last(?)...

us

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Godzilla

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 15:13:15

Message: 9 of 13

"us " <us@neurol.unizh.ch> wrote in message <i26ufa$91h$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> "Dave Robinson" <dave.robinson@somewhere.biz> wrote in message <i26clf$lgu$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> > It has happened at last, I have retired, and with that, I have lost any legal access to Matlab, so I am off to download Octave, as the nearest alternative to Matlab that my pension can afford.
> >
> > I want to say goodbye to everyone.
>
> well... dave(!)...
> no weeping allowed, yet...
> which ML ver did you run last(?)...
>
> us

You would think that maybe TheMathWorks would be supportive of the posters here that have contributed freely and unselfishly of their time and efforts by distributing some complementary copies of Matlab ... just saying.

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Walter Roberson

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 15:48:38

Message: 10 of 13

Dave Robinson wrote:
> It has happened at last, I have retired

Best wishes for your retirement, Dave -- and thank you for all the
assistance you have given people over the years!!

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: Roger Stafford

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 18:20:10

Message: 11 of 13

"Dave Robinson" <dave.robinson@somewhere.biz> wrote in message <i26clf$lgu$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> It has happened at last, I have retired, .....
> Dave Robinson
- - - - - - -
  Hello Dave. If I were you I wouldn't give up on CSSM just yet. I myself have been retired now for over twenty years and as an octogenarian I'm still managing to help out on this newsgroup once in a while, even though my brain has slowed down a lot. A few times I have sworn to give it all up for good, but each time the attraction to come back has proven to be too much to resist.

  In any event whatever you do decide I am sure there are a great many people who are grateful to you for the help you have given them in the past.

Roger Stafford

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: TideMan

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 21:02:58

Message: 12 of 13

On Jul 21, 8:55 pm, "Dave Robinson" <dave.robin...@somewhere.biz>
wrote:
>
> Maybe I will 'see' you around - by the way, does anyone know where I might get some Nike trainers?
>
> Regards
>
> Dave Robinson

May I add my best wishes to those of others here.
I'm approaching retirement myself and don't plan to upgrade my Matlab
(2006a) again.
I've toyed with SciLab as a replacement, but haven't made the giant
step yet.
I'd recommend it, though, as a worthy replacement.

Subject: I guess this is goodbye

From: John D'Errico

Date: 21 Jul, 2010 21:41:04

Message: 13 of 13

"Roger Stafford" <ellieandrogerxyzzy@mindspring.com.invalid> wrote in message <i27doq$e5p$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> "Dave Robinson" <dave.robinson@somewhere.biz> wrote in message <i26clf$lgu$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> > It has happened at last, I have retired, .....
> > Dave Robinson
> - - - - - - -
> Hello Dave. If I were you I wouldn't give up on CSSM just yet. I myself have been retired now for over twenty years and as an octogenarian I'm still managing to help out on this newsgroup once in a while, even though my brain has slowed down a lot. A few times I have sworn to give it all up for good, but each time the attraction to come back has proven to be too much to resist.
>
> In any event whatever you do decide I am sure there are a great many people who are grateful to you for the help you have given them in the past.
>
> Roger Stafford

I'll echo Roger's comment.

Having now been retired for about 5 years now, almost
all of the nearly 70 tools I've put on the FEX were written
after I've left. (A couple of them were written before I
retired, but I obtained approval to post them anyway.)
I find that a great way to stay mentally active is to
continue writing code, and there are interesting
questions that sometimes arise, so when I do see
something that I feel I can uniquely solve, I do so.

So why not stick around and keep offering your
knowledge back to the community? If not, then
enjoy your retirement, and accept our thanks for
your contributions over the years.

John

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