|Description:||MATLAB-like language for computations (3.0.5-3028)|
Octave 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. It may also be used as a batch-oriented language. 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.
The octave305 package contains versioned executables, in particular the "octave-3.0.5" executable, as well as all of the core functionality of the Octave interpreter. Note that the GNU info file, which provides the core documentation, is installed as part of the "octave305" package. By default the plotting output (via gnuplot) is directed to AquaTerm. This can be overidden in your startup scripts, e.g. export GNUTERM=x11 in bash or setenv GNUTERM x11 in tcsh. Note: Fink's Octave implementation modifies one of the startup files, /sw/share/octave/3.0.5/m/startup/octaverc, to initialize octave sessions to know about Fink's octave-versioned install location for octave-forge packages. If you use the '--norc' or '-f' flags in your Octave script, these packages won't be visible. You'll need to run the following command in your script: pkg global_list /sw/var/octave/3.0.5/octave_packages
|Maintainer:||Alexander Hansen <alexkhansenATusersDOTsourceforgeDOTnet>|
|Parent:||octave (MATLAB-like language for computations)|
CVS log, Last Changed: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:51:51 (UTC)
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