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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. 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.
  
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.
  
Answers to questions regarding [[FAQ#General|what is Octave]], [[FAQ#Licensing_issues|licensing]], [[FAQ#What.27s_new_in_Octave|new features]], [[FAQ#What_documentation_exists_for_Octave.3F|documentation]], [[FAQ#Installation_issues_and_problems|installation]], [[FAQ#Coding|coding]], [[FAQ#How_can_I_get_involved_in_Octave_development.3F|contributing to Octave]], and more, are found there.
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{{Note|'''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' is the current stable release.}}
  
== Table of contents ==
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Are you using an old version of Octave?  Check the [[Release History]] page to see how old it is.
  
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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== [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/news.html News] ==
  
=== Installation Instructions for Windows, MacOS X and GNU/Linux ===
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* 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]].
* [[Octave for Windows]]
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* {{Release Date}} '''GNU Octave {{Release}}''' has been released (see above)!
* [[Installing Win32 Distribution]]
 
* [[Octave for MacOS X]]
 
* [[Octave for GNU/Linux]]
 
  
=== Building Octave ===
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== Getting help ==
* [[Build from source]]
 
* [[Mercurial (hg) cheat sheet]]
 
* [[Tests|Testing Source Code]]
 
* [[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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* [[FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
* [[Octave_Forge|Octave Forge and Installing Packages]]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter GNU Octave documentation]
* [[Creating_packages|Creating Packages]]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/support.html Other support options]
  
==== Available Packages ====
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== [[:Category:Resources|Getting started]] ==
* [[Dicom_package|Dicom]]
 
* [[Geometry_package|Geometry]]
 
* [[IO_package|I/O]]
 
* [[Java_package|Java]]
 
* [[Mechanics_package|Mechanics]]
 
* [[Robotics_package|Robotics]]
 
* [[Sockets_package|Sockets]]
 
* [[Video_package|Video]]
 
* [[bim_package|bim]] Solve Partial Differential Equaltions with a Finite Element method
 
  
=== Editors & Octave ===
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* [[Publications using Octave#Books|Books]]
* [[Gedit]]
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* [[Video tutorials|Videos]]
* [[Emacs]]
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* [https://bagustris.github.io/octave-tutorial Short course]
* [[VIM]]
 
* [[Kate]]
 
  
=== Plotting tutorial ===
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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.]]
All or most of the information about plotting in Octave can be found in the manual and on the internet. This information can be too scattered over different resources for a new user to find his/her way into solving a plotting problem/need. This tutorial should be considered as the 'recipe text' by examples if you consider the manual as a 'recipe ingredients only'.
 
* [[Recap of the hierarchy of each plot element]]
 
* [[The order of the commands matter sometimes]]
 
* [[Changing text elements (label, title)]]
 
* [[More control over subplots]]
 
  
=== Miscellaneous ===
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== [[Packages]] / [[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]] ==
* [[Cookbook]] - Several simple and useful examples.
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* [[Tips and tricks]] - Guidelines to improve your coding skills.
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* [https://octave.org/doc/interpreter/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
* [[Special:AllPages|All Pages]] - A list of all special pages (like recent changes to the wiki)
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* [[Creating packages]]
* [[Publications using Octave]] - A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).
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* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' &mdash; A collection of high quality packages for GNU 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 Project Ideas|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://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 21:58, 2 April 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. GNU Octave is normally used through its interactive interface (CLI and 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.

Installing[edit]

Installation instructions for:

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

Info icon.svg
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]