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Octave and Matlab (was: Wikibook on octave)

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Octave and Matlab (was: Wikibook on octave)
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 18:20:40 -0500

On 31-Jan-2007, Jordi Gutierrez Hermoso wrote:

| On 30/01/07, John W. Eaton <address@hidden> wrote:
| > But I would still prefer it if people did not call Octave a Matlab "clone".
| So how would you prefer the relationship between Octave and the
| competition to be stated? The idea that Octave is a Matlab clone is
| very widespread; indeed, almost everyone I know who uses Octave
| (including myself at first) uses it in order to replace Matlab.

It is fine (and good, I think) to use Octave as a replacement for
Matlab.  That is a separate issue from whether you refer to it as a
"clone" (genetically identical, intended to be exactly the same, etc.).


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