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Re: GNU Octave's most widely used functions

From: Jaroslav Hajek
Subject: Re: GNU Octave's most widely used functions
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 09:05:36 +0100

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Dupuis <address@hidden> wrote:
> Alejandra Alvarez wrote:
>> Hi. I wonder if any of you knows whether there are any official surveys or
>> source to help me find more information on the functions used in GNU
>> Octave,
>> in the engineering area, being more speciesism in the control area.
>> That information I need for my degree project.
>> I need to make some examples of the most important or most widely used
>> functions in this area.
> Hello Alejandra,
> I guess that the answer largelly depends from the background of the peoples
> working with Octave. At the beginning, my guess is that the most used
> functions where in the area of the numerical solution of differential
> equations, as well as signal filtering, including filter design. Then it
> grew and grew and grew, under user's contributions. I used it personaly in
> area like algebra (solving overdetermined set of equations in the form Ax=b,
> where some columns of A where noised), system modeling, non-linear signal
> filtering, robust statistics, ...
> Regards
> Pascal

I think this depends on how you define "most used". For instance, if
you mean the most frequent calls (incl. from other functions), then I
bet the winners will be amongst the simplest & stupidest functions,
like "size" or "any".

RNDr. Jaroslav Hajek, PhD
computing expert & GNU Octave developer
Aeronautical Research and Test Institute (VZLU)
Prague, Czech Republic

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