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Table Of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
How You Can Contribute to Octave
Distribution
1 A Brief Introduction to Octave
1.1 Running Octave
1.2 Simple Examples
Creating a Matrix
Matrix Arithmetic
Solving Linear Equations
Integrating Differential Equations
dx
Producing Graphical Output
Editing What You Have Typed
Help and Documentation
1.3 Conventions
1.3.1 Fonts
1.3.2 Evaluation Notation
1.3.3 Printing Notation
1.3.4 Error Messages
1.3.5 Format of Descriptions
1.3.5.1 A Sample Function Description
1.3.5.2 A Sample Command Description
1.3.5.3 A Sample Variable Description
2 Getting Started
2.1 Invoking Octave
2.1.1 Command Line Options
2.1.2 Startup Files
2.2 Quitting Octave
2.3 Commands for Getting Help
2.4 Command Line Editing
2.4.1 Cursor Motion
2.4.2 Killing and Yanking
2.4.3 Commands For Changing Text
2.4.4 Letting Readline Type For You
2.4.5 Commands For Manipulating The History
2.4.6 Customizing readline
2.4.7 Customizing the Prompt
2.4.8 Diary and Echo Commands
2.5 How Octave Reports Errors
2.6 Executable Octave Programs
2.7 Comments in Octave Programs
3 Data Types
3.1 Built-in Data Types
3.1.1 Numeric Objects
3.1.2 String Objects
3.1.3 Data Structure Objects
3.2 User-defined Data Types
3.3 Object Sizes
4 Numeric Data Types
4.1 Matrices
4.1.1 Empty Matrices
4.2 Ranges
4.3 Logical Values
4.4 Predicates for Numeric Objects
5 Strings
5.1 Creating Strings
5.2 Searching and Replacing
5.3 String Conversions
5.4 Character Class Functions
6 Data Structures
7 Containers
7.1 Lists
7.2 Cell Arrays
8 I/O Streams
9 Variables
9.1 Global Variables
9.2 Status of Variables
9.3 Summary of Built-in Variables
9.4 Defaults from the Environment
10 Expressions
10.1 Index Expressions
10.2 Calling Functions
10.2.1 Call by Value
10.2.2 Recursion
10.3 Arithmetic Operators
10.4 Comparison Operators
10.5 Boolean Expressions
10.5.1 Element-by-element Boolean Operators
10.5.2 Short-circuit Boolean Operators
10.6 Assignment Expressions
10.7 Increment Operators
10.8 Operator Precedence
11 Evaluation
12 Statements
12.1 The if Statement
12.2 The switch Statement
12.3 The while Statement
12.4 The do-until Statement
12.5 The for Statement
12.5.1 Looping Over Structure Elements
12.6 The break Statement
12.7 The continue Statement
12.8 The unwind_protect Statement
12.9 The try Statement
12.10 Continuation Lines
13 Functions and Script Files
13.1 Defining Functions
13.2 Multiple Return Values
13.3 Variable-length Argument Lists
13.4 Variable-length Return Lists
13.5 Returning From a Function
13.6 Function Files
13.7 Script Files
13.8 Dynamically Linked Functions
13.9 Organization of Functions Distributed with Octave
14 Error Handling
15 Input and Output
15.1 Basic Input and Output
15.1.1 Terminal Output
15.1.2 Terminal Input
15.1.3 Simple File I/O
15.2 C-Style I/O Functions
15.2.1 Opening and Closing Files
15.2.2 Simple Output
15.2.3 Line-Oriented Input
15.2.4 Formatted Output
15.2.5 Output Conversion for Matrices
15.2.6 Output Conversion Syntax
15.2.7 Table of Output Conversions
15.2.8 Integer Conversions
15.2.9 Floating-Point Conversions
15.2.10 Other Output Conversions
15.2.11 Formatted Input
15.2.12 Input Conversion Syntax
15.2.13 Table of Input Conversions
15.2.14 Numeric Input Conversions
15.2.15 String Input Conversions
15.2.16 Binary I/O
15.2.17 Temporary Files
15.2.18 End of File and Errors
15.2.19 File Positioning
16 Plotting
16.1 Two-Dimensional Plotting
16.2 Specialized Two-Dimensional Plots
16.3 Three-Dimensional Plotting
16.4 Plot Annotations
16.5 Multiple Plots on One Page
16.6 Multiple Plot Windows
16.7 Interaction with gnuplot
17 Matrix Manipulation
17.1 Finding Elements and Checking Conditions
17.2 Rearranging Matrices
17.3 Special Utility Matrices
17.4 Famous Matrices
18 Arithmetic
18.1 Utility Functions
18.2 Complex Arithmetic
18.3 Trigonometry
18.4 Sums and Products
18.5 Special Functions
18.6 Coordinate Transformations
18.7 Mathematical Constants
19 Linear Algebra
19.1 Basic Matrix Functions
19.2 Matrix Factorizations
19.3 Functions of a Matrix
20 Nonlinear Equations
21 Quadrature
21.1 Functions of One Variable
21.2 Orthogonal Collocation
22 Differential Equations
22.1 Ordinary Differential Equations
22.2 Differential-Algebraic Equations
23 Optimization
23.1 Quadratic Programming
23.2 Nonlinear Programming
23.3 Linear Least Squares
24 Statistics
24.1 Basic Statistical Functions
24.2 Tests
24.3 Models
24.4 Distributions
25 Financial Functions
26 Sets
27 Polynomial Manipulations
28 Control Theory
28.1 System Data Structure
28.1.2 tf format variables
28.1.3 zp format variables
28.1.4 ss format variables
28.2 System Construction and Interface Functions
28.2.2 State space system interface functions
28.2.3 Transfer function system interface functions
28.2.4 Zero-pole system interface functions
28.2.5 Data structure access functions
28.2.6 Data structure internal functions
28.3 System display functions
28.4 Block Diagram Manipulations
28.5 Numerical Functions
28.6 System Analysis-Properties
28.7 System Analysis-Time Domain
28.8 System Analysis-Frequency Domain
28.9 Controller Design
29 Signal Processing
30 Image Processing
31 Audio Processing
32 Quaternions
33 System Utilities
33.1 Timing Utilities
33.3 Controlling Subprocesses
33.4 Process, Group, and User IDs
33.5 Environment Variables
33.6 Current Working Directory
33.7 Password Database Functions
33.8 Group Database Functions
33.9 System Information
Appendix A Tips and Standards
A.1 Writing Clean Octave Programs
A.2 Tips for Making Code Run Faster
A.3 Tips for Documentation Strings
A.4 Tips on Writing Comments
A.5 Conventional Headers for Octave Functions
Appendix B Known Causes of Trouble
B.1 Actual Bugs We Haven’t Fixed Yet
B.2 Reporting Bugs
B.3 Have You Found a Bug?
B.4 Where to Report Bugs
B.5 How to Report Bugs
B.6 Sending Patches for Octave
B.7 How To Get Help with Octave
C.2.2 Creating a Binary Distribution
Appendix D Emacs Octave Support
D.1 Installing EOS
D.2 Using Octave Mode
D.3 Running Octave From Within Emacs
Function Index
Operator Index
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