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1. A Brief Introduction to Octave

GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient interactive command line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments. It may also be used as a batch-oriented language for data processing.

GNU Octave is freely redistributable software. You may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. The GPL is included in this manual in GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.

This manual provides comprehensive documentation on how to install, run, use, and extend GNU Octave. Additional chapters describe how to report bugs and help contribute code.

This document corresponds to Octave version No value for VERSION.


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