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[http://www.octave.org GNU Octave] is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
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[https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ GNU Octave] is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. The program is named after [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octave_Levenspiel Octave Levenspiel], a former professor of the principal author. GNU Octave is normally used through its interactive interface ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command-line_interface CLI] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface GUI]), but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The project was conceived around 1988 and at first it was intended to be a companion to a chemical reactor design course. The GNU Octave language is largely compatible to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATLAB Matlab] so that most programs are easily portable. In addition, functions known from the C standard library and from UNIX system calls and functions are supported. C/C++ and Fortran code can be called from Octave by creating [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Getting-Started-with-Oct_002dFiles.html Oct-Files], or using Matlab compatible [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Mex_002dFiles.html Mex-Files].
  
This wiki is intended to supplement the [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter Octave documentation]. Before adding content, please check that it is not already part of, or belongs in, the [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter Octave's documentation].
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== [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] ==
  
The [[FAQ]] is a good place to start in this wiki.
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Installation instructions for:
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* [[Octave for macOS|macOS]]
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* [[Octave for GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]], [[Octave for Android|Android]], and [[Octave for other Unix systems|other Unix systems]]
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* [[Octave for Microsoft_Windows|Microsoft Windows]]
  
== Octave FAQ ==
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Get installers and sources from https://www.octave.org/download.
  
The [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=FAQ FAQ] is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for Octave users.
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{{Note|'''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' is the current stable release.}}
  
== Octave Conference 2012 ==
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Are you using an old version of Octave?  Check the [[Release History]] page to see how old it is.
  
Planning for [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=OctConf_2012 OctConf 2012] is under way. Newbies, experienced users, aspiring developers, and experienced developers are all encouraged to attend.
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== [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/news.html News] ==
  
== Pages Related to Building Octave ==
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* ''September 8, 2020'' — Congratulations! [[User:Abdallah_Elshamy|'''Abdallah Elshamy''']] successfully completed his [https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/4930645207285760/ Google Summer of Code 2020] project with GNU Octave.  [[Summer of Code#GSoC 2020 | More information]].
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* ''July 28, 2020'' — Read about the [[Online Developer Meeting (2020-07-28)]].
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* ''July 7, 2020'' — Try out our new user and developer forum [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse].
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* ''{{Release Date}}'' — '''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' has been released (see above)!
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Build_from_source Building From Source]
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== Getting help ==
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Mercurial_(hg)_cheat_sheet Mercurial Cheat Sheet]
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* [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse] - Forum for Octave users and developers.
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* [[FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter GNU Octave documentation]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/support.html Other support options]
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Testing Testing Source Code]
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== [[:Category:Resources|Getting started]] ==
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Octave_for_GNU_Linux:_Binary_Octave_packages_for_GNU_Linux Octave for GNU Linux: Binary Octave packages]
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* [[Publications using Octave#Books|Books]]
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* [[Video tutorials|Videos]]
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* [https://bagustris.github.io/octave-tutorial Short course]
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Octave_for_Windows Octave for Windows]
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[[File:Octave-flower.svg|right|frame|[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] is a collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.]]
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Octave_for_Mac Octave for MacOS (minimalistic)]
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== [[Packages]] / [[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] ==
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Enable_large_arrays:_Build_octave_such_that_it_can_use_arrays_larger_than_2Gb. Building Octave to Use Large Arrays]
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* [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
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* [[Creating packages]]
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* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' — A collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=RunInPlace Shell Script to Run Octave "in place"]
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== [[:Category:Development|Development]] ==
  
== Pages Related to Octave Packages ==
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We always need more help improving Octave and there are many ways [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/get-involved.html you can contribute]. You can help by fixing bugs, developing new features, answering questions on the mailing list or IRC channel, helping to improve this wiki or other web pages.
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Dicom_package Dicom]
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* Get an overview about the [[:Category:Development|GNU Octave development]].
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* Take a look at our [[Projects|project ideas]] and [[Summer of Code - Getting Started | Summer of Code project ideas]].
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Geometry_package Geometry]
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== [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ==
  
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=IO_package I/O]
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* [[Publications using Octave]] — A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).
 
 
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Java_package Java]
 
 
 
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Mechanics_package Mechanics]
 
 
 
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Robotics_package Robotics]
 
 
 
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Video_package Video]
 
 
 
== Editors & Octave ==
 
 
 
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Gedit Gedit]
 
 
 
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Emacs Emacs]
 
 
 
== Miscellaneous ==
 
 
 
* [http://www.octave.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tips_and_tricks Tips & Tricks]
 
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
  
* [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ Octave Homepage]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ Octave Homepage]
 
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* [https://octave.sourceforge.io/ Octave Forge]
* [http://octave.sourceforge.net/ Octave Forge]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave Bug Tracker]
 
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave Task Tracker]
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave GNU Octave - Bug Tracker]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave Patch Tracker]
 
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave Development Repositories]
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave GNU Octave - Task Tracker]
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* [https://planet.octave.org/ Planet Octave] - A collection of blog feeds featuring Octave developers and [[Summer of Code]] students.
 
 
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave GNU Octave - Patch Tracker]
 
 
 
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave GNU Octave - Mercurial Repositories]
 

Latest revision as of 20:23, 12 September 2020

GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. The program is named after Octave Levenspiel, a former professor of the principal author. GNU Octave is normally used through its interactive interface (CLI and GUI), but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The project was conceived around 1988 and at first it was intended to be a companion to a chemical reactor design course. The GNU Octave language is largely compatible to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable. In addition, functions known from the C standard library and from UNIX system calls and functions are supported. C/C++ and Fortran code can be called from Octave by creating Oct-Files, or using Matlab compatible Mex-Files.

Installing[edit]

Installation instructions for:

Get installers and sources from https://www.octave.org/download.

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GNU Octave 5.2.0 is the current stable release.

Are you using an old version of Octave? Check the Release History page to see how old it is.

News[edit]

Getting help[edit]

Getting started[edit]

Octave Forge is a collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.

Packages / Octave Forge[edit]

Development[edit]

We always need more help improving Octave and there are many ways you can contribute. You can help by fixing bugs, developing new features, answering questions on the mailing list or IRC channel, helping to improve this wiki or other web pages.

Academia[edit]

External Links[edit]