Hello,

I'm trying to convince a professor that Octave is the package

for him to use in his course, but he is comparing Octave to Matlab,

which I have never used, so I'll ask his question here.

I will definitely try to use Octave. And, as you say, the

price is right. As for MATLAB, there are interesting

toolboxes that extend its power, eg for signal processing,

control, neural networks, etc. Does Octave have extensions

like that? The most interesting one for 340 [the course in

question] would probably be the signal processing toolbox, and

secondly, some toolbox that supports simulations based on

differential equations.

Do these toolboxes exist for Octave? Are they freeware addons that

could be easily converted to Octave?

Thanks,

John

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