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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Octave

Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command line interface for solving linear and non-linear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with Matlab. It is drop-in compatible with many Matlab scripts. It may also be used as a batch-oriented language.

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.

Here are our recommended Octave tutorials.


1. Introduction to Octave by Dr. P.J.G.Long

This document provides an introduction to computing using Octave. It will teach you how to use Octave to perform calculations, plot graphs, and write simple programs.

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2. Octave/Matlab Tutorial by Kai Arras

This tutorial covers variables and data types, matrices, plotting, programming, functions and scripts, Files I/O and more.

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3. Octave Programming Tutorial by Wikibooks

The purpose of this collection of tutorials is to get you through most (and eventually all) of the available Octave functionality from a basic level.

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4. Introductory Octave for Machine Learning by Ritchie Ng

This is a short introduction to Octave for Machine Learning.

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5. Introduction to GNU Octave by Hubert Selhofer, revised by Marcel Oliver

This tutorial offers a gentle introduction into Octave.

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