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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: 2) by novak on Wednesday June 03 2015, @04:13PM

    by novak (4683) on Wednesday June 03 2015, @04:13PM (#191652) Homepage

    Very cool. I did some orbital mechanics simulations myself, including a differential corrections algorithm for L1 halo orbits and a 3-DOF reentry simulator, and I usually program in C. I'm at a much lower level of education than you as I only have a bachelor's degree but there are still some of us who learn how to program properly, even with matlab everywhere.

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