GNU Octave – Scientific Programming Language
GNU Octave is one of the open-source numerical-software packages which is greatly known for its compatibility with commercial package MATLAB. It solves linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with MATLAB. Octave has been built with great MATLAB compatibility in mind so as it treats incompatibility with MATLAB as a bug; therefore, it could be considered a software clone of MATLAB itself. Being open-source and free it has become one of the most popular software packages in research. In this series, we are going to look into GNU Octave starting from a beginner’s perspective, i.e. from installation to running scripts. We will implement and solve multiple algorithm examples to increase the understanding of the reader by practice.