This is a list of Packages and Codes available for GNU Octave.

Octave packages extend the functionality of GNU Octave by particular useful features and can be developed and distributed by anyone. Currently there are two collections of Octave packages:

About Octave packagesEdit

The format and requirements of Octave packages is specified in the GNU Octave manual. There is an example package as well.

Octave packages can be installed by the pkg tool. The following two examples demonstrate how to install the example package (1.) after downloading the release tarball and (2.) directly from an URL.

  1. pkg install pkg-example-1.0.0.tar.gz
  2. pkg install

If you created your own package, it can be added to the Octave Package index.

Existing packages of the Octave Forge index can be installed with the -forge flag, for example:

  • pkg install -forge image

The Octave Forge index is a legacy project and does not accept new packages.

Free and open-sourceEdit

Octave packagesEdit

All packages can be installed by Octave's pkg function as described above and are listed in Octave Packages.

Name Description Links
fda Functional data analysis.
MPI Octave bindings for basic Message Passing Interface (MPI) functions for parallel computing.
octsympy An implementation of a symbolic toolbox using SymPy.
Packajoozle An experimental alternative package manager for Octave.
Tablicious Matlab-compatible table, datetime, and categorical data types (Like "pandas for Octave").
Websockets The Websockets package is a simple implementation of a websocket client for GNU Octave. It contains the elemental functions to communicate with a websockets server.
Pythonic The Pythonic package provides a Python language binding for Octave, to allow any Python package to be loaded and used directly, with automatic translation from Octave to Python data types.

Custom installationEdit

Those codes have to be installed as described on the respective website.

Name Description Links
GeoPDEs Open source and free package for the research and teaching of Isogeometric Analysis, written in Octave and fully compatible with Matlab. The GeoPDEs package provides a common and flexible framework for implementing and testing new isogeometric methods for the solution of partial differential equations.
go-redis Redis client
LIBSVM, LIBLINEAR Libraries for support vector machine / machine learning classification, regression, and distribution estimation problems. C++, with an interface to Octave.
ltfat The Large Time-Frequency Analysis Toolbox®.
mex-sqlite3 Access to sqlite3 databases.
octave-network-toolbox A set of graph/networks analysis functions in Octave.
sci cosim Scilab co-simulation package.
shogun The Shogun Machine Learning Toolbox®.
vlfeat The VLFeat open source library implements popular computer vision algorithms including HOG, SIFT, MSER, k-means, hierarchical k-means, agglomerative information bottleneck, SLIC superpixels, and quick shift.
epanet-octave The epanet-octave open source library is a wrapper, including some scripts, to call Epanet Toolkit. Functions are adapted to improve its usability in GNU Octave (e.g. allowing vectors as EpaNet Toolkit function inputs). Still under development.
mexopencv Collection and a development kit of mex functions for OpenCV library.
gpml Gaussian processes for machine learning.
ekfukf Kalman filtering and smoothing.


Name Description Links
FEATool FEATool Multiphysics is a commercial and proprietary FEM toolbox for modeling and simulation of physics and engineering applications with the finite element method. FEATool features an easy to use GUI and fully integrated CAD, geometry tools, automatic grid generation and solvers.

See alsoEdit


This category has only the following subcategory.

Pages in category "Packages"

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