Fri Aug 24 11:07:00 CEST 2007

Using Bash completion

If you're running Tablix in GNU/Linux you're probably using Bash as your shell. Putting the following three lines in your .bashrc file will make it easier to use Tablix utilities with long command-line options:

complete -o default -W '--functions --conv-fitness --fit-fitness --scale' tablix2_plot
complete -o default -W '--file --dir --multi-file --multi-dir' tablix2_test
complete -o default -W '--single --multiple --graph --multi-graph' tablix2_benchmark

You can then use TAB key to complete options just like filenames. For example to type "tablix2_plot --conv-fitness" you can now only type "tablix2_pTAB --cTAB" and the shell will fill in the missing parts for you.

Posted by Tomaž | Permalink | Categories: Miscellaneous

Wed Jul 5 16:02:28 CEST 2006

Tablix on Windows

Latest version of Tablix can also be compiled on Microsoft Windows. I have made an experimental package for Windows XP that includes Tablix kernel, export utility, some documentation and examples and a simple graphical user interface.

This package hasn't seen much testing since machines running Windows are in minority here. Please report any problems and / or other experiences to the Wiki or to the mailing list.

Release notes, screenshots and download link are available on this Wiki page.

Posted by Tomaž | Permalink | Categories: Miscellaneous

Thu Dec 15 14:04:13 CET 2005

Debian packages

Robert Lemmen made an official Debian GNU/Linux package of Tablix 0.3.0. His package is currently available from the Debian package repository.

This means that you no longer need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list on your Debian Unstable system in order to install Tablix with apt-get. However because there are some non-trivial differences between Robert's packages and my packages, I will continue to update my repository at

Posted by Tomaž | Permalink | Categories: Miscellaneous

Mon Nov 21 17:30:18 CET 2005

Tablix FreeBSD port

A Tablix 0.3.0 port by Amir Husaini was added today to the FreeBSD ports collection.

If you have your FreeBSD system properly configured you can now install Tablix with the following command:

pkg_add -r tablix2

Posted by Tomaž | Permalink | Categories: Miscellaneous

Tue Nov 1 22:36:39 CET 2005

Tablix in Pingo GNU/Linux

The latest release of the Slovenian GNU/Linux distribution Pingo 4.1 includes RPM package of Tablix. Pingo's package is currently based on the older 0.1.2 release.

Since this distribution should be compatible with Fedora Core 4, their RPM package may also be interesting to Red Hat users.

Posted by Tomaž | Permalink | Categories: Miscellaneous

Fri Sep 2 13:43:02 CEST 2005

Tablix 0.2.3 on Mac OS X

Tablix 0.2.3 has been confirmed to run on Mac OS X on PowerPC processors with only minor changes. This is the first time Tablix was tested on a machine with a non-Intel CPU.

Tablix running on Mac OS X

PowerPC machines can also be included in the PVM cluster together with Intel machines without problems. You can find a performance comparison between the two architectures in the Benchmarks section of the Wiki.

Detailed instructions on how to install on Mac OS X can be found on the Wiki. Fixes to the code will be in the CVS repository soon.

Posted by Tomaž | Permalink | Categories: Miscellaneous

Sun Jun 19 12:47:02 CEST 2005

Tablix in Ubuntu universe

I just received a mail from Boštjan saying that Tablix and G-Tablix packages were added to the universe component of Ubuntu GNU/Linux (The Breezy Badger distribution). Ubuntu Tablix package is based on the 0.1.2 stable release and is available for amd64, i386 and powerpc platforms.

Posted by Tomaž | Permalink | Categories: Miscellaneous