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Re: Teaching Using Octave
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Doug Stewart |
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Re: Teaching Using Octave |
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Thu, 14 Apr 2005 08:26:31 -0500 |
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I also use Octave in my courses.
1) I give them an introductory lab that just explores Octave and the
concept of M files.
(Even if I used Matlab I would do the same. I did use matlab years ago.)
- they have had programming already C++, C#, VB, 6811, PIC.
2) I have found that Andy Adler's port to windows works the best for my
students.
http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~adler/octave/ ( I use the 10 meg ver.)
- it allows the students to cut and paste to Open Office.
- it is a little old but works for what we do.
( Laplace space and Z space design of filters and controllers, PID etc
and ODE simulators - model the real world in Laplace and Z space, then
build it with opamps
or program it in C#)
3) My students just go to the web for help.
(3rd year students.)
Burke, Dr. Richard wrote:
I know a bit about the history of Octave, and if I’m not mistaken,
several faculty have taught courses using Octave. I will be teaching a
course called Engineering Analysis in the fall, and I am thinking
about basing the course on Octave. The course is for junior level
engineers from mechanical, electrical, and related disciplines.
A few questions:
1. Is there anything published about your experience or the experience
of others in using Octave as the computational basis for a course?
There are countless books based upon MATLAB, MathCAD, etc.
2. Is the Octave documentation adequate for undergraduate engineers? I
am concerned about having the course devolve into a software tutorial,
and like most small college programs, we do not have teaching assistants.
3. Any advice as to whether (or how) I should do this?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
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