Friday, 16 April 2010

Installing Octave on Mac OS X

GNU Octave is a freeware alternative to Matlab which I have been curious about for some time now. I decided to try it out on my iMac, and downloaded it from Octave-Forge. At its core, Octave is a command-line program, but it uses GNUPlot for plotting figures. However, having installed both, I found that entering commands like




had no effect at all. It seems that in order to work on Mac OS X, these two programs shuld be "glued together" by a third program called AquaTerm, which can be downloaded here. Having installed this, I am now able to make plots like the one below. Nice, eh? :-)


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