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<title> Octave -- a high-level language for numerical computations </title>


Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical
computations.  It provides a convenient command line interface for
solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically.

Version 2.0.10 was released Friday February 6, 1998.  Most bugs reported
since the release of version 2.0 have been fixed.

Version 2.0 was released Tuesday December 10, 1996.  There are many
new features including:
<li>dynamic linking support on more systems</li>
<li>user-defined data types</li>
<li>many new functions</li>
<li>lots of bug fixes</li>
A more complete <a href="NEWS-2.html">list of changes for version 2</a>
is a available as is an older <a href="NEWS-1.html">list of changes for
versions up to 1.1.1</a>.

<h3>Source and Binaries</h3>
Octave source and binaries are available by anonymous ftp from
<a href=""></a>.

Additional information about using
<a href="">
Octave on OS/2 systems</a> is available, thanks to the work of
<a href="">Klaus Gebhardt</a>.

<a href="">
Binaries for Windows NT/95 systems</a> are also available, thanks to
the work of <a href="">Mumit Khan</a>.

To get started, there is a
<a href="readme.html">brief introduction</a>, and also the 
<a href="doc/octave_1.html">preface</a> to the manual.  For more
detailed information, you can browse the
<a href="doc/octave_toc.html">complete documentation</a>, which has
been converted to HTML directly from the Texinfo source using

If you still have questions, there is always the
<a href="">
FAQ</a> (with answers).

<h3>Mailing Lists</h3>
There are three active mailing lists devoted to Octave.  The
<em>help-octave</em> mailing list is available for questions related
to using, installing, and porting Octave that are not adequately
answered by the Octave manual or by the FAQ.  The <em>bug-octave</em>
list is used for reporting bugs.  the <em>octave-sources</em> list is
for posting sources and enhancements to Octave.
A <a href="mailing-lists/index.html">complete archive</a> of postings
and <a href="mailing-lists/index.html#JOIN">instructions for joining
the lists</a> is also available.

<h3>Contributed Functions</h3>
An archive of contributed functions for Octave is available from
<a href=""></a>.

<a href="">John W. Eaton</a><br>
<a href=""><i></i></a><br>
University of Wisconsin<br>
Department of Chemical Engineering<br>
Madison WI 53719