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GNU Octave ( is a free numerical computing
environment largely compatible with Matlab. It was started in1992 by [[User:jwe|John W. Eaton]] began the project in 1992 and remains the primary maintainer. Development is quite active with more than 20 volunteers currently involved. Octave is also widely used by hundreds of thousands in teaching, industry, and research. It has gained attention as the recommended tool for a number of people worldwidedistributed online courses such as a free alternative to MatlabStanford's machine learning course '''LINK'''.
GNU Octave has an extensive core of functions useful for computations
Recent and ongoing improvements include a GUI and just-in-time compilation capabilities, both of which started as GSoC projects.
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