I just discovered a programing tool called Octave a few weeks ago. The language is almost identical to basic Matlab. The discriminating difference is that Octave is open source and free. I read that it's was also compatible with Matlab, and I wanted to learn Matlab programming for long time so that I can conduct some researh/analysis on my own and also, so that I can study/modify some Matlab scripts that I have found online etc.However, the problem is that I can't afford Matlab. GNU Octave, from what I have heard, is quite Matlab compatible. The challenge with Octave though is that the documentation is very sparse.I am thinking of downloading and installing Octave and FreeMat, but using Matlab documentation (and scripts) to help me get going. I am aware that there are some differences between Octave and MATLAB, but I wonder if it's possible to use Matlab code into Octave. Because I really want to use Octave this free open source program to learn Matlab.Any constructive feedback or advices are welcome.
Last edited by Maosika
on May 20th, 2014, 10:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.