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This is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for GNU Octave users.
We are always looking for new questions (with answers), better answers, or both. Feel free to edit this page with your changes. If you have general questions about GNU Octave, or need help for something that is not covered by the Octave manual or the FAQ, please use the [https://mailmanlists.caegnu.wisc.eduorg/mailman/listinfo/help-octave help@octave.org mailing list].
This FAQ is intended to supplement, not replace, the GNU Octave manual ([https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter/ HTML], [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/octave.pdf PDF]). Before posting a question to the [https://mailmanlists.caegnu.wisc.eduorg/mailman/listinfo/help-octave help@octave.org mailing list], you should first check to see if the topic is covered in the manual.
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==What is Octave-Forge?==
 [httphttps://octave.sourceforge.netio/ Octave-Forge] is a collection of packages for GNU Octave, something similar to the Matlab toolboxes. When talking about the two projects at the same time, GNU Octave is usually referred to as Octave core (or just ''core''). [httphttps://octave.sourceforge.netio/ Octave-Forge] also serves as a test bed for code that may eventually end up in the core, and distributes binaries for systems with a lack of developers tools (mainly Windows).
==Who uses Octave?==
* http://www.octave.org/download.html
* ftphttps://ftp.octavegnu.org/pubgnu/octave/
Since Octave is distributed under the terms of the GPL, you can get Octave from a friend who has a copy, or from the Octave website.

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