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## Revision as of 02:03, 5 June 2015

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

Get installers and sources from http://octave.org/download

## News

**GNU Octave 4.0**has been released (see above)!

- Octave has been accepted (again) as a mentoring organisation for the European Space Agency Summer of Code... IN SPACE programme: http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2015. If you want to apply, use the same instruction provided GSoC application: Summer of Code Project Ideas

## Getting help with GNU Octave

- Read the GNU Octave documentation
- The frequently asked questions (FAQ) list is good place to start with answers to questions regarding what is Octave, licensing, new features, documentation, installation, coding, contributing to Octave, and more, are found there.
- Continue reading this wiki and feel free to add further content (please check that it is not already part of, or belongs in, the documentation and read the Contribution guidelines).
- Other support options

## Advanced topics

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 here. To locate something specific, try the wiki's search box, or prepend `site:http://www.octave.org/wiki/`

to a google search. Please read the Contribution guidelines first, if you want to contribute to this Wiki.

### Packages

#### Octave-Forge

See also the list of Forge Wiki pages: Category:Octave-Forge

- bim Solve Partial Differential Equaltions with a Finite Element method
- CGI Common Gateway Interface for Octave
- Dataframe cell arrays on steroids
- Dicom
- fem-fenics Interface to FEnics FEM library
- Geometry
- Image acquisition Capture images, for example from v4l2 hardware like webcams
- Instrument control
- Interval Real-valued interval arithmetic
- I/O
- Java
- Mechanics
- ncArray High-level interface of accessing a single or a collection of NetCDF files as a multi-dimensional array
- netcdf matlab-compatible NetCDF package
- octcdf NetCDF package (old)
- optiminterp Optimal interpolation
- parallel
- Sockets
- Video

### Editors

- Gedit
- Emacs
- Nano
- Vim
- Kate
- Octclipse (Windows and GNU/Linux only. The Octclipse developers are seeking individuals to assist with MacOS X support.)
- DomainMath IDE (Windows,GNU/Linux and Mac OS.)
- GNU Octave syntax highlight files (Syntax highlight definitions for some editors. Contibutions are welcome)

### Tutorials/Examples

- Octave Basics - For those just getting started.
- Octave introduction script
- Tips and tricks - Guidelines to improve your coding skills.
- Cookbook - Several simple and useful examples.
- Octave load - Use liboctave functions to load variables from a file in Octave's binary format.
- Fortran - Accessing liboctave from a Fortran 2003 program.
- Octave fun - Coding can be fun -- miscellaneous more or less funny scripts
- Video tutorials
- Plotting tutorials
- Interfacing Octave with other languages
- How to Connect SystemVerilog with Octave

### Development

- 4.0 Release Checklist - Release procedure for next major version of Octave (includes GUI support).
- Bug Fix List - 4.0 Release - Bug List to fix before 4.0 release.

- International Characters Support - Using Octave in your own language.
- Octave for Microsoft Windows
- Octave for MacOS X
- Octave for GNU/Linux and other Unix systems

#### Building

#### Testing

#### Packaging

### Academia

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

### Project Ideas

## External Links

- Octave Homepage
- Octave Forge
- GNU Octave - Bug Tracker
- GNU Octave - Task Tracker
- GNU Octave - Patch Tracker
- GNU Octave - Mercurial Repositories
- Planet Octave (blogs from Octave's GSoC and SoCiS students)