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[https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ 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. The program is named after [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octave_Levenspiel Octave Levenspiel], a former professor of the principal author. GNU Octave is normally used through its interactive interface ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command-line_interface CLI] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface GUI]), but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The project was conceived around 1988 and at first it was intended to be a companion to a chemical reactor design course. The GNU Octave language is largely compatible to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATLAB Matlab] so that most programs are easily portable. In addition, functions known from the C standard library and from UNIX system calls and functions are supported. C/C++ and Fortran code can be called from Octave by creating [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Getting-Started-with-Oct_002dFiles.html Oct-Files], or using Matlab compatible [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Mex_002dFiles.html Mex-Files].
 
[https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ 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. The program is named after [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octave_Levenspiel Octave Levenspiel], a former professor of the principal author. GNU Octave is normally used through its interactive interface ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command-line_interface CLI] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface GUI]), but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The project was conceived around 1988 and at first it was intended to be a companion to a chemical reactor design course. The GNU Octave language is largely compatible to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATLAB Matlab] so that most programs are easily portable. In addition, functions known from the C standard library and from UNIX system calls and functions are supported. C/C++ and Fortran code can be called from Octave by creating [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Getting-Started-with-Oct_002dFiles.html Oct-Files], or using Matlab compatible [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Mex_002dFiles.html Mex-Files].
  
== ⚙️ [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] ==
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== [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] ==
  
 
Installation instructions for:
 
Installation instructions for:
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Are you using an old version of Octave?  Check the [[Release History]] page to see how old it is.
 
Are you using an old version of Octave?  Check the [[Release History]] page to see how old it is.
  
== Getting help ==
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== Getting help ==
  
 
* [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse] - Forum for Octave users and developers.
 
* [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse] - Forum for Octave users and developers.
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/support.html Other support options]
 
* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/support.html Other support options]
  
== 💡 [[:Category:Resources|Getting started]] 🔰 ==
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== [[:Category:Resources|Getting started]] ==
  
 
* [[Publications using Octave#Books|Books]]
 
* [[Publications using Octave#Books|Books]]
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* [[:Category:Resources|Tutorials and Examples]]
 
* [[:Category:Resources|Tutorials and Examples]]
  
== 📦 [[:Category:Packages|Packages]] ==
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== [[:Category:Packages|Packages]] ==
  
 
* [https://octave.org/doc/latest/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
 
* [https://octave.org/doc/latest/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
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* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' — former collection of above
 
* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' — former collection of above
  
== 🔬 [[:Category:Development|Development]] ==
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== [[:Category:Development|Development]] ==
  
 
We always need more help improving Octave and there are many ways [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/get-involved.html you can contribute]. You can help by fixing bugs, developing new features, answering questions on the mailing list or IRC channel, helping to improve this wiki or other web pages.
 
We always need more help improving Octave and there are many ways [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/get-involved.html you can contribute]. You can help by fixing bugs, developing new features, answering questions on the mailing list or IRC channel, helping to improve this wiki or other web pages.
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ideas]].
 
ideas]].
  
== 🎓 [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ==
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== [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ==
  
 
* [[Publications using Octave]] — A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).
 
* [[Publications using Octave]] — A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).
  
== 🌐 External Links ==
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== External Links ==
  
 
* [https://octave.org Octave Homepage]
 
* [https://octave.org Octave Homepage]

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