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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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* <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]]
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* <span style="width:15px; display:inline-block;">{{#fab:apple}}</span> [[Octave for macOS|macOS]]
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* <span style="width:15px; display:inline-block;">{{#fab:windows}}</span> [[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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== ❓ Getting help ==
  
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://octave.discourse.group Octave Discourse] - Forum for Octave users and developers.
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* [[FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter GNU Octave documentation]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/support.html Other support options]
  
=== Installation Instructions for Windows and MacOS X ===
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== 💡 [[:Category:Resources|Getting started]] 🔰 ==
* [[Octave for Windows]]
 
* [[Installing Win32 Distribution]]
 
* [[Installing MacOS X Bundle]]
 
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=== Building Octave ===
 
* [[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)]]
 
* [[Enable large arrays: Build octave such that it can use arrays larger than 2Gb.|Building Octave to Use Large Arrays]]
 
  
=== Octave 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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* [[:Category:Resources|Tutorials and Examples]]
* [[IO_package|I/O]]
 
* [[Java_package|Java]]
 
* [[Mechanics_package|Mechanics]]
 
* [[Robotics_package|Robotics]]
 
* [[Video_package|Video]]
 
  
=== Editors & Octave ===
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== 📦 [[:Category:Packages|Packages]] ==
* [[Gedit]]
 
* [[Emacs]]
 
  
=== Miscellaneous ===
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* [https://octave.org/doc/latest/Installing-and-Removing-Packages.html Installing packages]
* [[Tips and tricks]]
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* [https://gnu-octave.github.io/packages/ Octave Packages] &mdash; collection of packages and toolboxes
* [[Special:AllPages|All Pages]]
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* '''[[:Category:Octave Forge|Octave Forge]]''' &mdash; former collection of above
* [[Publications using Octave]]
 
  
== External Links ==
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== 🔬 [[:Category:Development|Development]] ==
* [http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/ Octave Homepage]
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* [http://octave.sourceforge.net/ Octave Forge]
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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.
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave GNU Octave - Bug Tracker]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave GNU Octave - Task Tracker]
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::* Get an overview about the [[:Category:Development|GNU Octave development]].
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave GNU Octave - Patch Tracker]
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::* Take a look at our [[Projects|project ideas]] and [[Summer of Code - Getting Started | Summer of Code project
* [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave GNU Octave - Mercurial Repositories]
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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!).
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== 🌐 External Links ==
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* [https://octave.org Octave Homepage]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave Bug Tracker]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?group=octave Task Tracker]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave Patch Tracker]
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* [https://savannah.gnu.org/hg/?group=octave Development Repository]

Latest revision as of 23:54, 23 May 2021

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 6.3.0 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]

📦 Packages[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]