Interactive programming environment for numerical computations
GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for
numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical
solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other
numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities
for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through
its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write
non-interactive programs. The Octave language is quite similar to
Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install octave, simply use the following command: