octave - A high-level interactive language for numerical computations.
The complete set of command-line options for octave is available by
running the command
Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical com-
putations. It provides a convenient command line interface for solving
linear and nonlinear problems numerically.
The primary documentation for Octave is written using Texinfo, the GNU
documentation system, which allows the same source files to be used to
produce on-line and printed versions of the manual.
You can read the on-line copy of the Octave documentation by issuing
octave:13> help -i
while running Octave interactively, by using the GNU Emacs info mode,
or by running standalone programs like info or xinfo.
The best way to submit a bug report for Octave is to use the command
while running Octave interactively. This will create a template bug
report file and start an editor on that file. Your message will be
sent to the bug-octave mailing list once you are finished editing the
If you are unable to use the bug_report command, send your message to
the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list by some other means.
Please read the ‘Bugs’ chapter in the Octave manual to find out how to
submit a bug report that will enable the Octave maintainers to fix the
John W. Eaton
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Jan 8 1996 Octave(1)
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