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GNU Octave

Octave is a high-level interpreted language that is specialized for numerical computations. It can be used for both linear and non-linear applications and it provides great support for visualizing results. Work may be performed both at the interactive command-line as well as via script files.


A full description of Octave capabilities is available at http://octave.org/doc/interpreter

N.B. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable. There is support for editing both in Emacs.


Donations to support the software can also be made at: https://my.fsf.org/donate/working-together/octave.

"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/octave " IRC Help channel
"IRC irc://irc.gnu.org/gnu " IRC general channel
"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/octave " IRC development channel

Related Projects

Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program

Collection of routines for the creation and manipulation of non-uniform rational b-splines (nurbs)non-uniform rational B-splines for Octavehttp://octave.sourceforge.net/nurbs
Communications package for octavecommunications package for Octavehttp://octave.sourceforge.net/communications
Computational geometry for octavegeometric computing functions for Octavehttp://octave.sourceforge.net/geometry/
Control package for octavecontrol functions for Octave from Octave-Forgehttp://octave.sourceforge.net/control
Signal package for octavesignal processing functions for Octavehttp://octave.sourceforge.net/signal
dataframeData manipulation toolbox similar to r data.framehttp://octave.sourceforge.net/dataframe/
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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium23 January 2017

Leaders and contributors

John W. Eaton Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Gentoo Homepage https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sci-mathematics/octave
Wiki General http://wiki.octave.org/
Developer Bug Tracking http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/bugs.html
FreeBSD Homepage https://www.freshports.org/math/octave/
Planet Octave General http://planet.octave.org/
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/
NetBSD Homepage http://pkgsrc.se/math/octave
Octave Forge Homepage https://octave.sourceforge.io/index.html
Developer Homepage https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/octave/
Network Theory Ltd General http://www.network-theory.co.uk/octave/manual/
Guix Homepage https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/o.html
User & Developer Download http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/octave/
Debian Homepage https://packages.debian.org/jessie/octave
Support Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-octave

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite gnuplot
Required to build GNU make
Required to build a recent version of g++
Required to build libstdc++
Required to build fortran
Weak prerequisite less

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 January 2017.


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