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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      ScicosLab is a software package providing a multi-platform environment for scientific computation. It is based on the official Scilab 4.x (BUILD4) distribution, and includes the modeling and simulation tool Scicos and a number of other toolboxes.
    1. At GitHub, we’re building the text editor we’ve always wanted: hackable to the core, but approachable on the first day without ever touching a config file. We can’t wait to see what you build with it.
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    2. With Euler Math Toolbox, you experience mathematical computations, numerical as well as symbolic, with ease and beauty. The program will display results with nice graphics, which can be exported to files or to web pages, or can be pasted into presentations.
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      MathStudio, formerly SpaceTime, is the most comprehensive math app available for mobile devices.
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      The HP Prime is a great scientific and graphic calculator for high school and university. The App allows to develop not only for the real calculator but also for computers and mobile devices.
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    3. PDL ("Perl Data Language") gives standard Perl the ability to compactly store and speedily manipulate the large N-dimensional data arrays which are the bread and butter of scientific computing.
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      Cadabra is a computer algebra system (CAS) designed specifically for the solution of problems encountered in field theory.
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      ASCEND is a free open-source software program for solving small to very large mathematical models. ASCEND can solve systems of non-linear equations, linear and nonlinear optimisation problems, and dynamic systems expressed in the form of differential/algebraic equations.
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      Axiom is a general purpose Computer Algebra system. It is useful for research and development of mathematical algorithms. It defines a strongly typed, mathematically correct type hierarchy. It has a programming language and a built-in compiler.
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    4. The Accord.NET Framework is a .NET machine learning framework combined with audio and image processing libraries completely written in C#.
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