# Difference between revisions of "GNU Octave Wiki"

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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. | + | [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. |

− | 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 | + | 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 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. |

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## Revision as of 02:36, 22 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. 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 Octave language 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.

## Installing

Installation instructions for:

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

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

## News

- GNU Octave is a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code 2020. More information.
- October 30, 2021
**GNU Octave 6.4.0**has been released (see above)!

## Getting help

## Getting started

## Packages / Octave Forge

- Installing packages
- Creating packages
**Octave Forge**— A collection of high quality packages for GNU Octave.

## Development

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.

- Get an overview about the GNU Octave development.
- Take a look at our project ideas and Summer of Code project ideas.

## Academia

- Publications using Octave — A compilation of scientific publications making reference to GNU Octave (add yours!).

## External Links

- Octave Homepage
- Octave Forge
- Bug Tracker
- Task Tracker
- Patch Tracker
- Development Repositories
- Planet Octave - A collection of blog feeds featuring Octave developers and Summer of Code students.