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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]. |

− | + | == [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] == | |

− | + | Installation instructions for: | |

+ | * [[Octave for macOS|macOS]] | ||

+ | * [[Octave for GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]], [[Octave for Android|Android]], and [[Octave for other Unix systems|other Unix systems]] | ||

+ | * [[Octave for Microsoft_Windows|Microsoft Windows]] | ||

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

− | + | {{Note|'''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' is the current stable release.}} | |

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

− | + | == [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/news.html News] == | |

− | + | * ''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]]. | |

+ | * ''July 28, 2020'' — Read about the [[Online Developer Meeting (2020-07-28)]]. | ||

+ | * ''July 7, 2020'' — Try out our new user and developer forum [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse]. | ||

+ | * ''{{Release Date}}'' — '''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' has been released (see above)! | ||

− | + | == Getting help == | |

− | * [ | + | * [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse] - Forum for Octave users and developers. |

+ | * [[FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]] | ||

+ | * [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter GNU Octave documentation] | ||

+ | * [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/support.html Other support options] | ||

− | + | == [[:Category:Resources|Getting started]] == | |

− | * [ | + | * [[Publications using Octave#Books|Books]] |

+ | * [[Video tutorials|Videos]] | ||

+ | * [https://bagustris.github.io/octave-tutorial Short course] | ||

− | + | [[File:Octave-flower.svg|right|frame|[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] is a collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.]] | |

− | + | == [[Packages]] / [[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] == | |

− | * [ | + | * [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages] |

+ | * [[Creating packages]] | ||

+ | * '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' — A collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave. | ||

− | + | == [[:Category:Development|Development]] == | |

− | + | 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. | |

− | * [ | + | * Get an overview about the [[:Category:Development|GNU Octave development]]. |

+ | * Take a look at our [[Projects|project ideas]] and [[Summer of Code - Getting Started | Summer of Code project ideas]]. | ||

− | + | == [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] == | |

− | * [ | + | * [[Publications using Octave]] — A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!). |

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== External Links == | == External Links == | ||

− | * [ | + | * [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ Octave Homepage] |

− | + | * [https://octave.sourceforge.io/ Octave Forge] | |

− | * [ | + | * [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave Bug Tracker] |

− | + | * [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave Task Tracker] | |

− | * [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave | + | * [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave Patch Tracker] |

− | + | * [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave Development Repositories] | |

− | * [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave | + | * [https://planet.octave.org/ Planet Octave] - A collection of blog feeds featuring Octave developers and [[Summer of Code]] students. |

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− | * [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave |

## 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.

## Contents

## Installing[edit]

Installation instructions for:

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

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

## News[edit]

*September 8, 2020*— Congratulations!**Abdallah Elshamy**successfully completed his Google Summer of Code 2020 project with GNU Octave. More information.*July 28, 2020*— Read about the Online Developer Meeting (2020-07-28).*July 7, 2020*— Try out our new user and developer forum Octave Discourse.*January 31, 2020*—**GNU Octave 5.2.0**has been released (see above)!

## Getting help[edit]

- Octave Discourse - Forum for Octave users and developers.
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
- GNU Octave documentation
- Other support options

## Getting started[edit]

## Packages / Octave Forge[edit]

- Installing packages
- Creating packages
**Octave Forge**— A collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.

## 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.

- Get an overview about the GNU Octave development.
- Take a look at our project ideas and Summer of Code project ideas.

## Academia[edit]

- Publications using Octave — A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).

## External Links[edit]

- Octave Homepage
- Octave Forge
- Bug Tracker
- Task Tracker
- Patch Tracker
- Development Repositories
- Planet Octave - A collection of blog feeds featuring Octave developers and Summer of Code students.