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GNU Octave Manual Version 3

by John W. Eaton, David Bateman, Søren Hauberg

Paperback (6"x9"), 568 pages
Retail Price: $39.95 (£24.95 in UK)
ISBN: 0-9546120-6-X (ISBN-13: 978-0-9546120-6-1)

About the Book

This manual is the definitive guide to GNU Octave, an interactive environment for numerical computation.

The manual covers the new version 3 of GNU Octave.

The main author of this manual, John W. Eaton, is the original developer of GNU Octave.

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Table of Contents

  1. Publisher's Preface
  2. Preface
  3. A Brief Introduction to Octave
  4. Getting Started
  5. Data Types
  6. Numeric Data Types
  7. Strings
  8. Data Containers
  9. Variables
  10. Expressions
  11. Evaluation
  12. Statements
  13. Functions and Script Files
  14. Errors and Warnings
  15. Debugging
  16. Input and Output
  17. Plotting
  18. Matrix Manipulation
  19. Arithmetic
  20. Linear Algebra
  21. Nonlinear Equations
  22. Sparse Matrices
  23. Numerical Integration
  24. Differential Equations
  25. Optimization
  26. Statistics
  27. Sets
  28. Polynomial Manipulations
  29. Interpolation
  30. Geometry
  31. Signal Processing
  32. Image Processing
  33. Audio Processing
  34. System Utilities
  35. Packages
  36. Books from the publisher
  37. Index

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