GNU Octave Alternatives

    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 well-known 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 Wolfram Alpha, which is free. Other great apps like GNU Octave are Jupyter (Free, Open Source), R (programming language) (Free, Open Source), MATLAB (Paid) and Mathematica (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 20, 2021

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      wxMaxima is a document based interface for the computer algebra system Maxima. wxMaxima uses wxWidgets and runs natively on Windows, X11 and Mac OS X. wxMaxima provides menus and dialogs for many common maxima commands, autocompletion, inline plots and simple animations.
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      Xcos is a graphical editor to design hybrid dynamical systems models. Models can be designed, loaded, saved, compiled and simulated.
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    1. 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.
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      • Apache Zeppelin
      • Beaker
      • Jupyter
      • Blabr
      • Hyperdeck
      nteract is a desktop application that allows you to develop rich documents that contain prose, executable code (in almost any language!), and images. nteract helps you write your next code-driven story.
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      Python(x,y) is a free scientific and engineering development software for numerical computations, data analysis and data visualization based on Python programming language, Qt graphical user interfaces and .

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      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 2.7.10.0, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.



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      FreeMat is an environment for rapid engineering and scientific processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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      GAP is a system for computational discrete algebra, with particular emphasis on Computational Group Theory.
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      Graphical frontend for GNU Octave. Edit formulas in native mathematical notation. Available / tested for Linux x586 / x86_64, WinXP, Vista, and MacOS.
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      Z3 is a theorem prover from Microsoft Research.
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      OpenAxiom, fork of Axiom , is an open source platform for symbolic, algebraic, and numerical computations.
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