Sunday, December 23, 2007

GNU Octave Version 3.0 released.

11 Years in the making since previous version, GNU Octave 3.0 has been released to public. Unlike other free mathematical programs, Octave make strides in making Matlab compatibility. Matlab is a commercial Mathematical software package popular among academics. I have used it together with Mathematica for decades.
Octave has extensive tools for solving common numerical linear algebra problems, finding the roots of nonlinear equations, integrating ordinary functions, manipulating polynomials, and integrating ordinary differential and differential-algebraic equations. It is easily extensible and customizable via user-defined functions written in Octave's own language, or using dynamically loaded modules written in C++, C, Fortran, or other languages.
You can get details about the release in this news post.
The above sites have supporting scripts, plotting and graphing information and more. Individual sites have their own specialties.
Octave Forge, the first link above also carries the windows binaries, Mac OS X versions of Octave.
If Octave is your your call, read, learn more and download from GNU Octave site.
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