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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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== [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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* ''September 8, 2020'' — Congratulations! [[User:Abdallah_Elshamy|'''Abdallah Elshamy''']] successfully completed his [https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/4930645207285760/ Google Summer of Code 2020] project with GNU Octave.  [[Summer of Code#GSoC 2020 | More information]].
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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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* ''{{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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* Get an overview about the [[:Category:Development|GNU Octave development]].
 
* Get an overview about the [[:Category:Development|GNU Octave development]].
* Take a look at our [[Projects|project ideas]] and [[Summer of Code Project Ideas|Summer of Code project ideas]].
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* Take a look at our [[Projects|project ideas]] and [[Summer of Code - Getting Started | Summer of Code project ideas]].
  
 
== [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ==
 
== [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ==

Latest revision as of 20:23, 12 September 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[edit]

Installation instructions for:

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

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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[edit]

Getting help[edit]

Getting started[edit]

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

Packages / Octave Forge[edit]

Development[edit]

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[edit]

External Links[edit]