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GNU Octave is described as 'Octave is a computer program for performing numerical computations which is mostly compatible with MATLAB. It is part of the GNU Project. It is free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License' and is a very popular app in the education & reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GNU Octave for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Jupyter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU Octave are R (programming language), Mathematica, MATLAB and Julia.

GNU Octave alternatives are mainly Programming Languages but may also be Calculators or Spreadsheet Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GNU Octave.
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  1. Jupyter icon

    Jupyter

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    39 alternatives to Jupyter 

    The Jupyter Notebook is a web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, machine learning and much...

    The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, data visualization, machine learning, and much more.
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    Not exactly an alternative - but, combined with a programming language like Python, Julia, Maxima, Mathematica or MATLAB, it provides a superior coding and teaching experience. It, in fact, can support Octave

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  2. R (programming language) icon

    R (programming language)

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    95 alternatives to R (programming language) 

    R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be consider.

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    1.  Support for scriptingR (programming language) supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Mathematica

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    76 alternatives to Mathematica 

    Mathematica is a computational software program used widely in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.

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    MATLAB

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    83 alternatives to MATLAB 

    MATLAB is a numerical computing environment and programming language. Maintained by The MathWorks, MATLAB allows easy matrix manipulation, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs in other languages.

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    Julia

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    39 alternatives to Julia 

    Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an...

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    Julia is a programming language that provides an excellent mix of performance and ease of use with a syntax like that of Python or Ruby, metaprogramming features, Unicode support, preloaded mathematical constants, BigInts and BigFloats, JIT and AOT compilation support and much more

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    Scilab

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    54 alternatives to Scilab 

    Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications. Scilab is an open source software and includes hundreds of mathematical functions with the possibility to add...

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    SageMath

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    57 alternatives to SageMath 

    SageMath is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It builds on top of many existing open-source packages: NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Sympy, Maxima, GAP, FLINT, R and many more.

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    Dynamically visualize effects of of parameters on calculations with Interact
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    fxSolver

    117 alternatives to fxSolver 

    Online math solver, equation editor and database, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.

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    Almost everyone thinks fxSolver is a great alternative to GNU Octave.
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    Spyder

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    39 alternatives to Spyder 

    Spyder (previously known as Pydee) is a free open-source Python development environment providing MATLAB-like features in a simple and light-weighted software, available for Windows XP/Vista/7, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X.

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    GnuPlot

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    50 alternatives to GnuPlot 

    Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility. It was originally intended as to allow scientists and students to visualize mathematical functions and data. It does this job pretty well, but has grown to support many non-interactive...

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    1.  Command line interfaceGnuPlot either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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