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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 Octave Levenspiel, a former professor of the principal author.
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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].
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 Octave language is an interpreted programming language. It is a structured programming language (similar to C programming language) and supports many common C standard library functions, and also certain UNIX system calls and functions.C and C++ code can be integrated into GNU Octave by creating oct files, or using the Matlab compatible MEX files.The GNU Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
 
  
== [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] ==
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== ⚙️ [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] ==
  
 
Installation instructions for:
 
Installation instructions for:
* [[Octave for macOS|macOS]]
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* <span style="width:15px; display:inline-block;">{{#fab:linux}}</span> [[Octave for GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]], [[Octave for Android|Android]], and [[Octave for other Unix systems|other Unix systems]]
* [[Octave for GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]], [[Octave for Android|Android]], and [[Octave for other Unix systems|other Unix systems]]
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* <span style="width:15px; display:inline-block;">{{#fab:apple}}</span> [[Octave for macOS|macOS]]
* [[Octave for Microsoft_Windows|Microsoft Windows]]
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* <span style="width:15px; display:inline-block;">{{#fab:windows}}</span> [[Octave for Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]]
  
 
Get installers and sources from https://www.octave.org/download.
 
Get installers and sources from https://www.octave.org/download.
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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.
  
== [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/news.html News] ==
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== Getting help ==
 
 
* GNU Octave is a mentor organization for [https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/4930645207285760/ Google Summer of Code 2020].  [[Summer of Code - Getting Started | More information]].
 
* {{Release Date}} '''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' has been released (see above)!
 
 
 
== 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]
 
* [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]]
 
* [[Video tutorials|Videos]]
 
* [[Video tutorials|Videos]]
* [https://bagustris.github.io/octave-tutorial Short course]
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* [[:Category:Resources|Tutorials and Examples]]
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== 🔬 [[:Category:Development|Development]] ==
  
[[File:Octave-flower.svg|right|frame|[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] is a collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.]]
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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] (fixing bugs, developing new features, answering questions on [https://octave.discourse.group/ Octave Discourse], ...).
  
== [[Packages]] / [[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] ==
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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
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ideas]].
  
* [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
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== 📦 [[:Category:Packages|Packages]] ==
* [[Creating packages]]
 
* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' &mdash; A collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.
 
  
== [[:Category:Development|Development]] ==
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* [https://octave.org/doc/latest/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
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* [https://gnu-octave.github.io/packages/ Octave Packages] &mdash; collection of packages and toolboxes
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* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' &mdash; former collection of above
  
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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==  📝[[:Category:User Contributed Code|User Contributed Code]] ==
  
* Get an overview about the [[:Category:Development|GNU Octave development]].
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* [[:Category:User Contributed Code|Category User Contributed Code]] &mdash; A compilation of user provided code (✏️ add yours!)
* Take a look at our [[Projects|project ideas]] and [[Summer of Code Project Ideas|Summer of Code project ideas]].
 
  
== [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ==
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== 🎓 [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ==
  
 
* [[Publications using Octave]] &mdash; A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).
 
* [[Publications using Octave]] &mdash; A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).
  
== External Links ==
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== 🌐 External Links ==
  
* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ Octave Homepage]
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* [https://octave.org Octave Homepage]
* [https://octave.sourceforge.io/ Octave Forge]
 
 
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave Bug Tracker]
 
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave Bug Tracker]
 
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave Task Tracker]
 
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave Task Tracker]
 
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave Patch Tracker]
 
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave Patch Tracker]
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave Development Repositories]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave Development Repository]
* [https://planet.octave.org/ Planet Octave] - A collection of blog feeds featuring Octave developers and [[Summer of Code]] students.
 

Latest revision as of 13:10, 21 January 2022

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 7.1.0 is the current stable release.

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

❓ Getting help[edit]

💡 Getting started 🔰[edit]

🔬 Development[edit]

We always need more help improving Octave and there are many ways you can contribute (fixing bugs, developing new features, answering questions on Octave Discourse, ...).

📦 Packages[edit]

📝User Contributed Code[edit]

🎓 Academia[edit]

🌐 External Links[edit]