Octave

Octave


This is launches Octave for Android. Octave is like Matlab (trademark of Mathworks), but free (as in freedom) software. Not some similar program, but really Octave running natively.

The app is now free (as in $) to use, but a donation is appreciated to keep things going.

You are required to get the Octave Main Package (com.octave.main) to use this.
You are required to get the Octave Gnuplot Package (com.octave.gnuplot) to support plotting.
There are many additional packages (com.octave.*) for use.

This is a different sort of app. Unpacking the executable and other files necessary for Octave to run will take awhile when you install or upgrade this, but will be worth it. Whether this is installed to the sdcard or to internal storage, the executables and libraries will take up around 100MB of internal storage either way.

You can add .m files and a .octaverc startup file in an external storage directory setup for you. Often at /sdcard/GNUOctave/home.

Your latest plots (.png files) can be found in an external storage directory setup for you. Often at /sdcard/GNUOctave/intents.

You will be running in a fake chroot of sorts which includes Octave and many of the programs you expect to find in a standard GNU/Linux (read Debian) install. The fake chroot is split between your external/shared partition (often /sdcard) and your internal (/data/data/com.octave) to save space.

Plot commands and edit commands fire off intents to use whatever image viewer or text editor you have.

See Octave Documentation:
http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter/

See the FAQ:
https://github.com/corbinlc/octave4android/wiki/FAQ

File bugs and feature requests here:
https://github.com/corbinlc/octave4android/issues

See code here for packages here:
https://github.com/corbinlc/octave4android

This launcher is licensed under the Apache License 2.0.

No GPL licensed code is found within this app, but is found in the packages needed to run.

Recent changes:
Fix cyanogenmod issue but not using /system/bin/sh as shell, but instead the version of busybox that ships with this app.
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About Octave
This is launches Octave for Android. Octave is like Matlab (trademark of Mathworks), but free (as in freedom) software. Not some similar program, but really Octave running natively.

The app is now free (as in $) to use, but a donation is appreciated to keep things going.

You are required to get the Octave Main Package (com.octave.main) to use this.
You are required to get the Octave Gnuplot Package (com.octave.gnuplot) to support plotting.
There are many additional packages (com.octave.*) for use.

This is a different sort of app. Unpacking the executable and other files necessary for Octave to run will take awhile when you install or upgrade this, but will be worth it. Whether this is installed to the sdcard or to internal storage, the executables and libraries will take up around 100MB of internal storage either way.

You can add .m files and a .octaverc startup file in an external storage directory setup for you. Often at /sdcard/GNUOctave/home.

Your latest plots (.png files) can be found in an external storage directory setup for you. Often at /sdcard/GNUOctave/intents.

You will be running in a fake chroot of sorts which includes Octave and many of the programs you expect to find in a standard GNU/Linux (read Debian) install. The fake chroot is split between your external/shared partition (often /sdcard) and your internal (/data/data/com.octave) to save space.

Plot commands and edit commands fire off intents to use whatever image viewer or text editor you have.

See Octave Documentation:
http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter/

See the FAQ:
https://github.com/corbinlc/octave4android/wiki/FAQ

File bugs and feature requests here:
https://github.com/corbinlc/octave4android/issues

See code here for packages here:
https://github.com/corbinlc/octave4android

This launcher is licensed under the Apache License 2.0.

No GPL licensed code is found within this app, but is found in the packages needed to run.

Recent changes:
Fix cyanogenmod issue but not using /system/bin/sh as shell, but instead the version of busybox that ships with this app.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 14, 2015
Keeps closing immediately on startup I haven't been able to use this app since installing it. Initially it kept giving a popup asking for a donation, which when I say 'Maybe Later' to would cause the window to close. I thought a donation was mandatory and actually paid the donation amount. Now the app closes at startup again as before, only now it doesn't show the donation popup. Very disappointed to say the least.
A Google User
Jun 12, 2015
Avoid like Ebola! This is a great bit of software released under the GNU license. The android version used to be good and useful. However, no longer. It has now become 'nagware' demanding payment. If you do not pay, then it will not run. Even when you do pay, it still will not run! I am unsure of the legality of making people pay for open source software. However, it is certainly unethical, as is taking money for non-functioning software. I e-mailed the developer, but I have yet to hear back.
A Google User
May 27, 2015
Still awesome - but less so This is the app I got a tablet for. Sadly plotting isn't currently working.
A Google User
May 23, 2015
Good but... Please help me I have failed to create m-files can someone please help me on how to create one. Thanks
A Google User
May 17, 2015
Had some trouble at first But a re-install solved it. This app just made my phone into a completely different machine.
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