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Re: Replacing Matlab by Octave in ULB

From: David Bateman
Subject: Re: Replacing Matlab by Octave in ULB
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 16:36:36 +0100
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Donald J Bindner wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 21, 2007 at 11:35:53PM +0100, Nicolas Pettiaux wrote:
>> I have proposed to switch to octave, to have less licence trouble and
>> for the students to be able to use the same software at home without
>> having to pay, but also to use more free softwares.
> I use Octave for the (undergraduate) numerical analysis class I
> teach at Truman State University.  I have found it to work very
> well.
> I also found it to work perfectly adequately for the year of
> graduate numerical analysis that I did in graduate school with
> one exception.  We had used the spline toolbox, which was not
> available with Octave.
The functions csape and csapi of the spline toolbox are available for
octave in octave-forge, as well as a few support functions. It doesn't
completely replace the spline toolbox, but it goes a fair way. If you
want to contribute any of the missing functionality it would be most


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