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RE: Comfortable Octave usage on Windows

From: dastew
Subject: RE: Comfortable Octave usage on Windows
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:14:54 +0000

> Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 15:10:59 +0200
> From: address@hidden
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Comfortable Octave usage on Windows
> Hello list,
> I've been an octave user for quite some years now. For my
> editing, i work on Linux with vi and simply run octave from a
> terminal. I now recently switched from university. At my new
> job, i have advised my collegues to use Octave instead of Matlab
> for their number-crunching... just to get rid of all the license
> problems and costs that they have.
> Now... slowly... some of them are trying out Octave on Windows.
> However, for now, they are not convinced yet... mostly because they
> are not as geekish as I am and they prefer GUI's instead of
> command-line interface.
> So my question is... is it possible to setup a nice
> GUI-environment for Octave on Windows without too much geekish
> installation effort? I cannot expect my collegues to be skilled
> linux-command-line-experts. Their knowledge of Linux and command
> line is very very limited (ls, cd, ... and that's it...) From
> what my collegues told me, the things they were missing the most
> are the following (in order of importance):
> * GUI with easy adding of new files, changing path, ...
> * Run scripts by pressing a 'Run' button... (i know, some people
> like this ;-)
> * Interactive editing of figures (colors, axes, ...)
> * Interactive debugging (step into, etc...)
> Does there exist a GUI/IDE for Octave on Windows that is similar
> in functionality to Matlab? If not, what is a typical good
> text-editor that is being used on Windows in combination with
> Octave?
> Please help me in convincing my collegues! :-)
> Kind regards,
> Bart
> -

Did you try Qtoctave?

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