|Description:||MATLAB-like language for computations (3.2.4-3029)|
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 octave324-atlas package contains versioned executables, in particular the "octave-3.2.4" 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 "octave324-atlas" 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/3.2.4/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/3.2.4/octave_packages
|Maintainer:||Alexander Hansen <alexkhansenATusersDOTsourceforgeDOTnet>|
|Parent:||octave-atlas (MATLAB-like language for computations)|
CVS log, Last Changed: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:51:51 (UTC)
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