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GNU Octave

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GNU Octave is an open-source mathematical modeling and simulation software very similar to using the same language as Matlab and Freemat.

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GNU Octave review by shashank s.
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"My Experience With Gnu Octave"

What do you like best?

Octave is the best utility software which i have used for starting my machine learning.It is very easy to use and it is also very less demanding on cpu so,we can use it with an uninterrupted experience.It is very good for Algorithm development and it is very easy to do data visualization on GNU Octave.It is also very easy to do vectorization for data science purposes.

The CLI version is very light on my computer so it uses very ram and cpu speed.It's is the best software to use use when we enter the field of Data Science and Machine Learning.Everyone must have some experience with GNU Octave.

What do you dislike?

The problem with GNU Octave is that it supports very less in built function than other similar software.For Example,there are several ways to do something in Matlab but only one way to do in Octave.

The Octave GUI takes more RAM and CPU load against similar software though the CLI version is very good.

The data Visualization takes a lot of code in comparison to other programming languages for visualization purposes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Everyone must continue to use GNU Octave since it is free and easy to use and has mostly all the features compared to similar softwares like Matlab.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In GNU Octave,I have used it to solve various real world problems of Data Science in the field of Machine Learning.I have used it for the prediction of future based on past for example,I have used it predict the sales of a Retail Store in next month based on previous records of sales.It was also used for various other projects.

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GNU Octave review by Rick B.
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"Great "Matlab-like" features for Free!"

What do you like best?

I have two parts of GNU Octave that are really my favorite: 1. The software is totally free, meaning I can use it at work in place of using up an expensive MATLAB licence which someone more technically proficient may need. 2. GNU Octave follows MATLAB quite closely int eh way that you can use many commands and pieces of code interchangeably. Most MATLAB programmes can be slightly modified and they'll work in GNU Octave.

What do you dislike?

As was said, the software is free, and along with this then comes the fact that it will not live up to standard of paid software; one of these features is that the software does not have a modern graphical user interface like MATLAB. Although this does not have to be flashy it definitely would be a big help and make it easier to use in the modern day environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend trying GNU Octave before spending the money on a package like MATLAB; there is a really big chance that it will be able to do everything you require without having to spend a cent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A big business problem is always having the money to buy software licences for multiple engineers. By utilising GNU Octave alongside MATLAB, we are able to spread our MATLAB licences out quite well whilst doing the basic, core of our engineering programmes with GNU Octave. I like working with the software because it is so well support and so easy to use.

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GNU Octave review by User
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"Near perfect substitute for general MATLAB users"

What do you like best?

Octave maintains consistency with much of MATLAB's function and utility naming conventions and has good plotting capabilities. Importantly, it has lower system demands and is inexpensive. Octave also makes it easier to use complex numbers.

What do you dislike?

Octave's statistical tools can be improved. The user interface is slightly clunky, and can be made more congruent with that of MATLAB. Of course, a lot of users would like more MATLAB toolbox equivalents.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are using MATLAB to mostly plot, curve fit, do basic statistics, or are seeing your system get bogged down by MATLAB's higher system demands, strongly consider GNU Octave.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saves MATLAB licensing fees, and allows nearly the same functionality. Used it extensively for plotting, basic curve fitting and data analysis. We used Octave to process data from computer simulations, and try out new Monte Carlo algorithms. For the Monte Carlo work, we used Octave to run our codes faster, not just save on licensing fees.

GNU Octave review by Borna K.
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"Octave - Substitution for Matlab"

What do you like best?

Similar to matlab in some ways, free, comprehensive documentation, open source, good visualization, easy to use, user friendly graphic interface.

What do you dislike?

In comparison to Matlab it is slower and has less built-in libraries and functions.It also crashes occasionally.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend GNU Octave to students and to people who cannot afford Matlab. Otherwise Matlab is a better choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GNU octave is an ideal choice for students as a substitution for Matlab because license is very expensive . For companies obvious choice would be Matlab cause it has better functionality, more built-in libraries and better performance.

GNU Octave review by Arun D.
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"GNU OCTAVE - The best graphical analysis Tool"

What do you like best?

The GNU Octave can handle any high end numerical calculation and convert into to graphical interpretation. It is very ideal during experimental analysis of materials. Its biggest advantage is that its an open source programming language.

What do you dislike?

GNU octave is some issues while solving integeral and diffrential calculus equations where the syntax are bit difficult to understand and to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend GNU Octave for students and researchers looking for a better user friendly and efficient numerical computational analysis software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using GNU octave for my article work about experimental analysis of uniaxial compresion test for composite glass fibres.

GNU Octave review by User
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"Octave – Just like Matlab if you know already know Matlab"

What do you like best?

Octave responds almost identically to Matlab and was designed to be Matlab compatible. And it's free, which is a big hit.

What do you dislike?

The installation process is not even close to straightforward on a Mac. It also does not have a help menu like Matlab, so if you don't know what you're doing already, it's hard to learn.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Needs a user manual and variable viewer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Octave as a replacement for Matlab in quantitative analysis of scientific data. It is straightforward to use and has a wide spectrum of packages, all at no cost.

GNU Octave review by User in Management Consulting
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"Given the fact that it's free, it accomplishes everything I could wish for!"

What do you like best?

The interface is intuitive, and makes a lot of sense to someone that has used matlab heavily before. A lot of functions are exactly the same in both matlab and octave, which is an additional plus.

What do you dislike?

Octave has crashed fairly often for me in use on Windows 8. Also, I find myself having to "translate" functions form matlab to octave fairly often.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have the ability to quickly analyze data, loop across arrays, and do sophisticated analysis. Essentially, have the additional functionality on top of what I get with excel.

GNU Octave review by User
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"Couldn't ask for much more!"

What do you like best?

MATLAB functionality, GUI interface, powerful computing engine, and portability on different computing platforms - MacOS, Linux and Windows. The GUI interface that has been recently introduced is a welcome addition; the command line interface is available as well. Extensive online support and documentation. Hats off to the GNU community who volunteer to bring us superb software... for free!

What do you dislike?

Nothing, what is there to dislike? Again, kudos to the GNU community who provide such amazing software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running numerical computing and simulation problems.

GNU Octave review by Chintan D.
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"Great to use for scientific calculations"

What do you like best?

It is really easy to use. It integrates really well with python. It has the great performance for complicated plotting related things.

What do you dislike?

It does not have the best vizulization in class. It can do better on that front. Also they need to commercialize some part to support better development.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great open source tool. Contribute to it if you are using it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used GNU Octave to prototype and process financial data. We move on to C++ later though.

GNU Octave review by User
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"Great alternative the MATLAB"

What do you like best?

Great alternative to MATLAB and provides great cost savings. Does almost everything MATLAB provides, and consumes less computer resources than MATLAB. Not difficult to get used to as syntax is nearly identical to MATLAB.

What do you dislike?

GUI is not as nice as MATLAB. May take a little time to get used to if user prefers MATLAB GUI. However, if you are fine with a command line interface, this is still a good alternative.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Octave if the team is okay with command line interface, computer resources are a limiting factor, and / or licensing costs of MATLAB are an issue.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cost savings for MATLAB. Great programming language/program for matrix-based calculations

GNU Octave review by User
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"Works for me as an alternative to MATLAB"

What do you like best?

Provides the functionality of MATLAB that I need for my projects without my having to spend an arm and a leg. The Octave developers recently provided us with a GUI-based interface that made the software even more compelling. The command line interface still exists, for those who swear by it. There is extensive online support for all experience levels, from beginners to power users. Works on all platforms - Linux, Mac and Windows.

What do you dislike?

I can't find any reason to complain - the program meets my requirements completely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Numerical computing and simulations. Octave provides the necessary functionality we need.

GNU Octave review by User in E-Learning
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"GNU Octave"

What do you like best?

It is one of the best mathematical computational software. it is best for the research work in signal processing and communication.

What do you dislike?

Circuit simulator is not there, else it is one of the best software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

yes i am using gnu octave in my research work for signal processing and communication. also it is available free of cost.

GNU Octave review by Shanu M.
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"Free alternative of MATLAB"

What do you like best?

GNU Octave is the free alternative of MATLAB.

It provides support to all the matlab commands and on the same time it is open source,light weight, and best for developers working at home

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike in Octave as it is a freeware

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a free alternative to MATLAB , go for GNU Octave

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing Machine learning algorithms

GNU Octave review by User in Higher Education
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"Awesome for matlab alternative"

What do you like best?

I have used Octave in one of the online courses and it was really good to use. As an alternative to Matlab ,this software is free and easy to use same like Matlab.

What do you dislike?

I have used it in a terminal version of the product. I don't know if there exist a graphical interface .if not that would be wonderful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The first benifit is that it is free of charge and it is able to matrix operation same as Matlab and uses less computation resources.

GNU Octave review by Mindy K.
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"GNU Octave is for programming language and enables high functionally computation abilities. "

What do you like best?

User friendliness and easy to pick up as a customer.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the interface design and think it can use better graphics

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am contacting statistical analysis using GNU Octave. I noticed that the outputs are very clear and coherent.

GNU Octave review by User
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"An open source magic"

What do you like best?

Its an open source software i.e. free of cost not blowing a hole in your pocket. If you cannot afford mathworks this is the veat choice for you.

What do you dislike?

Some minor bugs while running and installing other open source libraries.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Control systems design :- linear and non- linear dynamics

GNU Octave review by User
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"Decent"

What do you like best?

It's a pretty good deal for a free version of matlab. Although getting help for problems in code was harder and more difficult than matlab.

What do you dislike?

Not as user friendly as matlab. Old interface.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used it for data analysis.

GNU Octave review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Not really good as compared to Matlab"

What do you like best?

The usage of bash comands.

Free Usage.

Same syntax as Matlab.

Maths oriented Syntax.

Runs across OSes.

What do you dislike?

Less functionality than Matlab.

GNUplots aren;t that pretty.

Lot of bugs as compared to Matlab.

Less inbuilt functions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None.

GNU Octave review by User in Computer Software
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"Best Alternative to Matlab"

What do you like best?

GNU Octave is free and is similar to Matlab's programming language.

What do you dislike?

Not many people use the software, and documentation is lacking.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have ran machine learning and data science models with GNU Octave.

GNU Octave review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Gnu octave"

What do you like best?

Really great quality. Good for seeing details

What do you dislike?

There is Nothing that I dislike at this moment

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visualizing

GNU Octave review by Administrator
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"Me"

What do you like best?

Efficiency Of the product makes it super

What do you dislike?

Nothing that I dislike about that Product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly adminstrative

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