GNU Octave Wiki
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. GNU Octave is normally used through its interactive interface (CLI and GUI), but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The GNU Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
Installation instructions for:
Are you using an old version of Octave? Check the Release History page to see how old it is.
- February 23, 2019 GNU Octave 5.1.0 has been released (see above)!
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- Installing packages
- Creating packages
- Octave Forge — A collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.
- Octave Basics - A short reference card to get started.
- Plotting tutorials
- Tips and tricks - Guidelines to improve your coding skills.
- Cookbook - Several simple and useful examples.
- Octave load - Use liboctave functions to load variables from a file in Octave's binary format.
- Fortran - Accessing liboctave from a Fortran 2003 program.
- Octave fun - Coding can be fun -- miscellaneous more or less funny scripts
- How to Connect SystemVerilog with Octave
- 5.0.0 Release Checklist
- Contribution guidelines
- Doxygen - Internal C++ code documentation.
- International Characters Support - Using Octave in your own language.
- Editors - A list of editors supporting Octave syntax highlighting.
- Building - All pages related to build Octave.
- Testing source code
- Packaging - Building binary distributions.
- Publications using Octave - A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).