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GNU Octave

by John W. Eaton and others

Interactive programming environment 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. 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. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.

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.

Changes in version 7.2.0

4 months ago
Installed Size~428 MB
Download Size142 MB
Available Architecturesaarch64, x86_64
LicenseGNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Manual Install

Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing

flatpak install flathub org.octave.Octave


flatpak run org.octave.Octave