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GNU Octave
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1 GNU Octave

1.1 Product Description

According to the GNU Octave website,

GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with Matlab.

1.2 License

GNU Octave is free, open-source software, and is issued with a GNU General Public Licence (GPL).

1.3 Platforms

The GNU Octave software is available as source code or as binaries for the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux (Packages are available for popular distributions such as Debian/Ubuntu, SuSE and Fedora/Red Hat)
  • Mac OSX
  • Sun Solaris
  • OS/2

2 Overview

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GNU Octave can be extended using packages from the Octave-Forge repository.