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β | + | [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]. | |

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β | + | == βοΈ [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] == | |

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β | + | Installation instructions for: | |

β | + | * <span style="width:15px; display:inline-block;">{{#fab:linux}}</span> [[Octave for GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]], [[Octave for Android|Android]], and [[Octave for other Unix systems|other Unix systems]] | |

β | + | * <span style="width:15px; display:inline-block;">{{#fab:apple}}</span> [[Octave for macOS|macOS]] | |

β | + | * <span style="width:15px; display:inline-block;">{{#fab:windows}}</span> [[Octave for Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] | |

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

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

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

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β | + | == β Getting help == | |

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

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

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

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

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β | + | == π‘ [[:Category:Resources|Getting started]] π° == | |

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

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

Β | + | * [[:Category:Resources|Tutorials and Examples]] | |

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Β | + | == π¦ [[:Category:Packages|Packages]] == | |

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

Β | + | * [https://gnu-octave.github.io/packages/ Octave Packages] — collection of packages and toolboxes | |

Β | + | * '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' — former collection of above | |

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Β | + | == π¬ [[:Category:Development|Development]] == | |

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Β | + | We always need more help improving Octave and there are many ways [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/get-involved.html you can contribute] (fixing bugs, developing new features, answering questions on [https://octave.discourse.group/ Octave Discourse], ...). | |

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

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

Β | + | ideas]]. | |

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Β | + | == π [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] == | |

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

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Β | + | == π External Links == | |

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Β | + | * [https://octave.org Octave Homepage] | |

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

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

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

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

## Latest revision as of 18:35, 26 October 2021

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.

## βοΈ 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.

## β Getting help[edit]

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

## π‘ Getting started π°[edit]

## π¦ Packages[edit]

- Installing packages
- Octave Packages — collection of packages and toolboxes
**Octave Forge**— former collection of above

## π¬ Development[edit]

We always need more help improving Octave and there are many ways you can contribute (fixing bugs, developing new features, answering questions on Octave Discourse, ...).

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

## π Academia[edit]

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