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GNU Octave
Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments. It may also be used as a batch-oriented language. Octave has extensive tools for solving common numerical linear algebra problems, finding the roots of nonlinear equations, functions written in Octave's own language, or by using dynamically loaded modules written in C, C++, Fortran, or other languages.

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins29 January 2010
GPLv2Kelly Hopkins6 December 2011

Leaders and contributors

John W. Eaton Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 August 2016.


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