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Topic Title: Octave
Topic Summary: J. Eaton, University of Wisconsin. High-level programming language freeware compatible with Matlab
Created On: 10/17/2007 8:05 AM

 10/17/2007 8:05 AM

Cathy Rohrer

Posts: 584
Joined: 2/6/2007

GNU 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 using a language that is mostly compatible with Matlab. 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, integrating ordinary functions, manipulating polynomials, and integrating ordinary differential and differential-algebraic equations. It is easily extensible and customizable via user-defined functions written in Octave's own language, or using dynamically loaded modules written in C++, C, Fortran, or other languages.

GNU Octave is also freely redistributable software. You may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Citation: "Octave," Copyright © 1998-2006 John W. Eaton.

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