GNU Octave

Command line tool for mathematics.

Uses libreadline for command line editing so it behaves a lot like the bash shell.

Allows scripting.

Most of the built in functionality is contained in script files which can be copied and modified.

Powerful plotting capabilities.

Variables in Octave can be:

  • Real or complex valued.
  • Arrays of real or complex values.
  • Matrices of real or complex values.

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