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Octave

Octave 5.1.0

Primarily intended for numerical computations
GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments.

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User Rating: 3.2 (25 votes)

License: Open Source
Price: FREE
File Size: 280.00 MB
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Keywords: numerical computation, solve linear problem, solve algebra problem, compute, computation, numerical
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Author URL: http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/
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GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs.

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Octave 3.6.4 review by bk (Sep 22, 2013)
IMPORTANT!
Short update. A good suggestion is available also at Stackoverflow http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17513864/problems-with-octave-on-windows-8.

It reads:
I encountered the same problem. I solved it by this: create a shortcut to octave.exe, then right click->property-> change the "target" to something like:

C:Program FilesOctaveOctave3.6.*_gcc*.*.*binoctave.exe -i --line-editing
Then it won't exit if u have syntax errors. I don't understand the meaning of the parameters yet.

reference: http://exciton.eo.yzu.edu.tw/~lab/?p=1121
Octave 3.6.4 review by BK (Sep 22, 2013)
Octave comes in two versions - one compiled with Visual Studio and one with mingw.

The one with VS sort of works. No window manager, but apparently does not crash. the mingw version crashes. The bug apparently has been around since 3.6.4 was released for windows8.

Mind you - it may not be all installations of W8 that have the problem. Your milage may vary!

Nobody seems to fix it. Not fix has been suggested other than going back to an older version e.g. 3.4.x

Open software is wonderful and awfull. This is an example of wonderful sw that just is not maintained well enough currently.

But if you get to work it is GREAT!
Octave 3.6.4 review by rd (Sep 18, 2013)
Crashes in Windows 8. Do not handle errors.
Octave 3.6.4 review by ieow (Jun 24, 2013)
crashes after errors in windows 8
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