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[http://www.octave.org 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. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The 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].
  
This wiki is intended to supplement the [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter Octave documentation]. Before adding content, please check that it is not already part of, or belongs in, the [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter Octave's documentation].
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== [[:Category:Installation|Installing]] ==
  
== Octave FAQ ==
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Installation instructions for:
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* [[Octave for macOS|macOS]]
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* [[Octave for GNU/Linux|GNU/Linux]], [[Octave for Android|Android]], and [[Octave for other Unix systems|other Unix systems]]
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* [[Octave for Microsoft_Windows|Microsoft Windows]]
  
The [[FAQ]] is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for Octave users and a good place to start.
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Get installers and sources from https://www.octave.org/download.
  
== Octave Conference 2012 ==
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{{Note|'''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' is the current stable release.}}
  
Planning for [[OctConf 2012]] is under way. Newbies, experienced users, aspiring developers, and experienced developers are all encouraged to attend.
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Are you using an old version of Octave?  Check the [[Release History]] page to see how old it is.
  
== Table of contents ==
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== [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/news.html News] ==
  
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 search box, or prepend {{Codeline|<nowiki>site:http://www.octave.org/wiki/</nowiki>}} to a [https://www.google.com/search?&q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.octave.org%2Fwiki google search].
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* ''September 8, 2020'' &mdash; 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'' &mdash; Read about the [[Online Developer Meeting (2020-07-28)]].
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* ''July 7, 2020'' &mdash; Try out our new user and developer forum [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse].
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* ''{{Release Date}}'' &mdash; '''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' has been released (see above)!
  
=== Installation Instructions for Windows, MacOS X and GNU/Linux ===
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== Getting help ==
* [[Octave for Windows]]
 
* [[Installing Win32 Distribution]]
 
* [[Octave for MacOS X]]
 
* [[Octave for GNU/Linux]]
 
  
=== Building Octave ===
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* [https://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse] - Forum for Octave users and developers.
* [[Build from source]]
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* [[FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
* [[Mercurial (hg) cheat sheet]]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter GNU Octave documentation]
* [[Tests|Testing Source Code]]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/support.html Other support options]
* [[Octave for GNU Linux: Binary Octave packages for GNU Linux|GNU/Linux binary packages]]
 
* [[Octave for Mac|Octave for MacOS (minimalistic)]]
 
* [[Create a MacOS X App Bundle Using MacPorts]]
 
* [[Enable large arrays: Build octave such that it can use arrays larger than 2Gb.|Building Octave to Use Large Arrays]]
 
  
=== Octave Forge ===
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== [[:Category:Resources|Getting started]] ==
* [[Octave_Forge|Octave Forge and Installing Packages]]
 
* [[Creating_packages|Creating Packages]]
 
  
==== Available Packages ====
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* [[Publications using Octave#Books|Books]]
* [[Dicom_package|Dicom]]
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* [[Video tutorials|Videos]]
* [[Geometry_package|Geometry]]
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* [https://bagustris.github.io/octave-tutorial Short course]
* [[IO_package|I/O]]
 
* [[Java_package|Java]]
 
* [[Mechanics_package|Mechanics]]
 
* [[Robotics_package|Robotics]]
 
* [[Sockets_package|Sockets]]
 
* [[Video_package|Video]]
 
  
=== Editors & Octave ===
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[[File:Octave-flower.svg|right|frame|[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] is a collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.]]
* [[Gedit]]
 
* [[Emacs]]
 
* [[VIM]]
 
* [[Kate]]
 
  
=== Plotting tutorial ===
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== [[Packages]] / [[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] ==
* [[Recap of the hierarchy of each plot element]]
 
* [[Changing text elements (label, title)]]
 
* [[More control over subplots]]
 
  
=== Miscellaneous ===
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* [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
* [[Tips and tricks]]
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* [[Creating packages]]
* [[Special:AllPages|All Pages]]
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* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' &mdash; A collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.
* [[Publications using Octave]]
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== [[:Category:Development|Development]] ==
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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.
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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]].
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== [[:Category:Academia|Academia]] ==
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* [[Publications using Octave]] &mdash; A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ Octave Homepage]
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* [http://octave.sourceforge.net/ Octave Forge]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ Octave Homepage]
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave GNU Octave - Bug Tracker]
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* [https://octave.sourceforge.io/ Octave Forge]
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave GNU Octave - Task Tracker]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave Bug Tracker]
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave GNU Octave - Patch Tracker]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave Task Tracker]
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave GNU Octave - Mercurial Repositories]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave Patch Tracker]
* [http://planet.octave.org Planet Octave] (site summary for blogs from Octave's [http://http://code.google.com/soc/ GSoC] students)
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave Development Repositories]
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* [https://planet.octave.org/ Planet Octave] - A collection of blog feeds featuring Octave developers and [[Summer of Code]] students.

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]