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       octave - A high-level interactive language for numerical computations.


       octave [options]... [file]


       Octave  is  a  high-level  language,  primarily  intended  for numerical computations.  It
       provides a convenient command line interface for solving  linear  and  nonlinear  problems


       The  complete set of command-line options for octave is available by running the following
       command from the shell.

           octave --help


       The primary documentation for Octave is  written  using  Texinfo,  the  GNU  documentation
       system,  which  allows  the  same  source  files  to be used to produce online and printed
       versions of the manual.

       You can read the online copy of the Octave documentation by issuing the following  command
       from within octave.

           octave:1> doc

       The  Info  files may also be read with a stand-alone program such as info or xinfo.  HTML,
       Postscript, or PDF versions of the documentation are installed on many systems as well.


       The Octave project maintains a bug tracker at  Before submitting a
       new  item please read the instructions at on how to submit
       a useful report.


       Upon startup Octave looks for four initialization files.  Each file may contain any number
       of valid Octave commands.

              Site-wide  initialization file which changes options for all users.  octave-home is
              the directory where Octave was installed such as /usr/local.

              Site-wide initialization file for Octave version version.

              User's personal initialization file.

              Project-specific initialization file located in the current directory.


       John W. Eaton <>