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The [https://sourceforge.net/p/octave/interval/ interval package] provides data types and fundamental operations for real valued interval arithmetic based on the common floating-point format “binary64” a. k. a. double-precision. It aims to be standard compliant with the (upcoming) [http://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/1788.html IEEE 1788] and therefore implements the ''set-based'' interval arithmetic flavor. '''Interval arithmetic''' produces mathematically proven numerical results.
 
Warning: The package has not yet been released. If you want to experience the development version, you may (1) download a [https://sourceforge.net/p/octave/interval/ci/default/tarball snapshot version of the interval package], (2) install the [http://www.mpfr.org/mpfr-current/#download development library of MPFR] for your system, (3) execute <code>make install</code> in the <code>src/</code> subfolder, (5) navigate to the <code>inst/</code> subfolder and run octave.
== Motivation ==
For MATLAB there is a popular interval arithmetic toolbox [http://www.ti3.tu-harburg.de/rump/intlab/ INTLAB] by Siegfried Rump (member of IEEE P1788). It had been free (as in free beer) for academic use in the past, but no longer is. Its origin dates back to 1999, so it is well tested and comprises a lot of functionality, especially for vector / matrix operations. INTLAB is not compatible with GNU Octave. I don't know if INTLAB is or will be compliant with IEEE 1788.
For C++ there is an interval library [https://github.com/nehmeier/libieeep1788/ libIEEE1788] by Marco Nehmeier (member of IEEE P1788). It aims to be standard compliant with IEEE 1788, but is not complete yet.
For Java there is a library [https://java.net/projects/jinterval/ jinterval] by Dmitry Nadezhin (member of IEEE P1788). It aims to be standard compliant with IEEE 1788, but is not complete yet.
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