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--Bill Denney
 
--Bill Denney
 
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I use Octave, (together with [http://atc.ugr.es/javier-bin/mpitb MPITB] on a 128 Intel Itanium II nodes cluster) at the Centre for Advanced Computational Technologies/ISUFI of University of Lecce (Italy) for my researches. I usefully use Octave on the above mentioned cluster (for parallel data processing) where Matlab does not work because it's not officially supported on IA64 platforms.
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I use Octave, (together with MPITB [1] on a 128 Intel Itanium II nodes cluster) at the Centre for Advanced Computational Technologies/ISUFI of University of Lecce (Italy) for my researches. I usefully use Octave on the above mentioned cluster (for parallel data processing) where Matlab does not work because it's not officially supported on IA64 platforms.
  
 
--Gianvito Quarta
 
--Gianvito Quarta
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--Muthiah Annamalai
 
--Muthiah Annamalai
 
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I use GNU Octave for many reasons. First, it is powerful, stable and easy to use. My research involves extensive Monte Carlo simulation work, and GNU Octave definitely satisfies my needs. Second, GNU Octave is free software. It adheres to the basic principle of giving the user the ``freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software, ''as defined by the Free Software Foundation''. Third, GNU Octave's community of developers and users is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. A quick post to the help list usually results in a quick solution to a problem I may have.
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I use GNU Octave for many reasons. First, it is powerful, stable and easy to use. My research involves extensive Monte Carlo simulation work, and GNU Octave definitely satisfies my needs. Second, GNU Octave is free software. It adheres to the basic principle of giving the user the ``freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software, as defined by the Free Software Foundation. Third, GNU Octave's community of developers and users is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. A quick post to the help list usually results in a quick solution to a problem I may have.
  
 
Power, stability, freedom, and community---some of the reasons why I use GNU Octave.
 
Power, stability, freedom, and community---some of the reasons why I use GNU Octave.
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We use it for 2-3 different research projects in the LIMBS lab at Johns Hopkins. These are all on Linux machines. 1) Image capture, image processing, and control of a 6DOF robot arm for experiments in visual servoing
 
We use it for 2-3 different research projects in the LIMBS lab at Johns Hopkins. These are all on Linux machines. 1) Image capture, image processing, and control of a 6DOF robot arm for experiments in visual servoing
  
* Image capture and controlling stimulus apparatus for experiments on sensorimotor integration in weakly electric fish
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    Image capture and controlling stimulus apparatus for experiments on sensorimotor integration in weakly electric fish
* (In the works) Image capture and control algorithms for flexible-bevel tipped needle steering for percutaneous therapies
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    (In the works) Image capture and control algorithms for flexible-bevel tipped needle steering for percutaneous therapies
  
 
In general, people here use Matlab for simulations and most research work, because (1) they feel the plotting utilities are better (the recent work by a lot of people is quickly making that a non-issue), (2) they often use arcane functions in toolboxes not provided by Octave or OctaveForge, and (3) that is what they learned with and they are sticking to it.
 
In general, people here use Matlab for simulations and most research work, because (1) they feel the plotting utilities are better (the recent work by a lot of people is quickly making that a non-issue), (2) they often use arcane functions in toolboxes not provided by Octave or OctaveForge, and (3) that is what they learned with and they are sticking to it.

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