Copyright © 2000 Ch. L. Spiel
Copyright © 2004 Stefan van der Walt
Octave is the Matlab®-clone which comes closest to the original. Though it tries to be fully compatible, it features its own extensions and improvements over the functionality of the commercial Matlab® product.
Octave is shipped with a 340+ page reference manual, which also tries to be a bit of a user guide. Despite its size the documentation is incomplete, and where it stops, Coda starts: Da Coda Al Fine approaches Octave purely from the user's point of view, explaining e.g. oct-file construction in a tutorial like form.
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