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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. 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 GNU Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
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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].
  
 
== [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] ==
 
== [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] ==
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Installation instructions for:
 
Installation instructions for:
 
* [[Octave for macOS|macOS]]
 
* [[Octave for macOS|macOS]]
* [[Octave for GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]] and [[Octave for other Unix systems|other Unix systems]]
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* [[Octave for GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]], [[Octave for Android|Android]], and [[Octave for other Unix systems|other Unix systems]]
* [[Octave_for_Microsoft_Windows|Microsoft Windows]]
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* [[Octave for Microsoft_Windows|Microsoft Windows]]
  
Get installers and sources from https://www.octave.org/download and information how to [[Octave_and_separate_toolchain|build Octave using a separate toolchain]] (custom built gcc version).
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Get installers and sources from https://www.octave.org/download.
  
 
{{Note|'''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' is the current stable release.}}
 
{{Note|'''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' is the current stable release.}}
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== [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/news.html News] ==
 
== [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/news.html News] ==
  
* {{Release Date}} '''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' has been released (see above)!
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* ''July 28, 2020'' — Read about the [[Online Developer Meeting (2020-07-28)]].
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* ''July 7, 2020'' — Try out our new user and developer forum [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse].
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* ''May 5, 2020'' — Congratulations! [[User:Abdallah_Elshamy|'''Abdallah Elshamy''']] works with GNU Octave during [https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/4930645207285760/ Google Summer of Code 2020].  [[Summer of Code#GSoC 2020 | More information]].
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* ''{{Release Date}}'' — '''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' has been released (see above)!
  
 
== Getting help ==
 
== Getting help ==
  
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* [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse] - Forum for Octave users and developers.
 
* [[FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
 
* [[FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
 
* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter GNU Octave documentation]
 
* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter GNU Octave documentation]
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* [[Video tutorials|Videos]]
 
* [[Video tutorials|Videos]]
 
* [https://bagustris.github.io/octave-tutorial Short course]
 
* [https://bagustris.github.io/octave-tutorial Short course]
 
== Advanced topics ==
 
 
Below is a temporary attempt to organize the "most wanted" pages of the Wiki. A list of all pages on the wiki can be seen [[Special:AllPages|here]]. To locate something specific, try the wiki's [[Special:Search|search]] box, or prepend {{Codeline|<nowiki>site:wiki.octave.org</nowiki>}} to a [https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Awiki.octave.org DuckDuckGo] or [https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awiki.octave.org Google] search. Please read the [[Contribution guidelines]] first, if you want to contribute to this Wiki.
 
  
 
[[File:Octave-flower.svg|right|frame|[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] is a collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.]]
 
[[File:Octave-flower.svg|right|frame|[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] is a collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.]]
  
=== [[Packages]] / [[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] ===
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== [[Packages]] / [[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] ==
  
 
* [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
 
* [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
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* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' &mdash; A collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.
 
* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' &mdash; A collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.
  
=== [[:Category:Development|Development]] ===
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== [[:Category:Development|Development]] ==
 
 
* [[5.0.0 Release Checklist]]
 
** [[Bug Fix List - 5.0 Release]]
 
* [[Contribution guidelines]]
 
* [[Doxygen]] - Internal C++ code documentation.
 
* [[International Characters Support]] - Using Octave in your own language.
 
* [[:Category:Editors|Editors]] - A list of editors supporting Octave syntax highlighting.
 
* [[:Category:Building|Building]] - All pages related to build Octave.
 
** [[Building]] - General information.
 
** [[Continuous Build]]
 
** [[Enable large arrays: Build octave such that it can use arrays larger than 2Gb.|Large array support]]
 
* [[Tests|Testing source code]]
 
* [[:Category:Packaging|Packaging]] - Building binary distributions.
 
** [[Create a MacOS X App Bundle Using MacPorts|Create a macOS app using MacPorts]]
 
** [[Windows_Installer|Create a Windows Installer using MXE]]
 
  
=== [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ===
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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.
  
* [[Publications using Octave]] - A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).
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* Get an overview about the [[:Category:Development|GNU Octave development]].
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* Take a look at our [[Projects|project ideas]] and [[Summer of Code - Getting Started | Summer of Code project ideas]].
  
=== [[:Category:Project Ideas|Project Ideas]] ===
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== [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ==
  
* [[Projects]]
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* [[Publications using Octave]] &mdash; A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).
* [[Summer of Code Project Ideas]]
 
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==

Latest revision as of 12:17, 28 July 2020

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 Octave Levenspiel, a former professor of the principal author. GNU Octave is normally used through its interactive interface (CLI and 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 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 Oct-Files, or using Matlab compatible Mex-Files.

Installing

Installation instructions for:

Get installers and sources from https://www.octave.org/download.

GNU Octave 5.2.0 is the current stable release.

Are you using an old version of Octave? Check the Release History page to see how old it is.

News

Getting help

Getting started

 
Octave Forge is a collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.

Packages / Octave Forge

Development

We always need more help improving Octave and there are many ways 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.

Academia

External Links