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posted by janrinok on Monday June 01 2015, @07:28PM   Printer-friendly
from the plot-this dept.

I wasn't aware of the GNU Octave project until I saw a post on Reddit that it had hit version 4.0.0. If you're not familiar with it either, here's a brief overview:

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.

So why is this exciting? Aside from a Windows installer for all you people too lazy to switch to GNU/Linux, it apparently finally got a GUI (kind of a must for "modern" software):

Octave 4.0 is a major new release with many new features, including a graphical user interface, support for classdef object-oriented programming, better compatibility with Matlab, and many new and improved functions.

You can also get the full list of user-visible changes here.

Share and enjoy!

 
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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Ethanol-fueled on Monday June 01 2015, @08:00PM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Monday June 01 2015, @08:00PM (#190852) Homepage

    " ...for all you people too lazy to switch to GNU/Linux, "

    Uh, I don't think "lazy" is the word for it...

    " Octave 4.0 is a major new release with many new features, including a graphical user interface... "

    Graphical user interfaces were "new" in the '70's. And Loonix weenies are scratching their heads wondering why everybody hasn't switched yet.

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