How does Octave shine?
mbmiller at taxa.epi.umn.edu
Thu Sep 21 18:31:26 CDT 2006
On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Cameron Laird wrote:
> It's the more technical observations that have most helped me this week,
> though, as the audience for this demonstration seems immune to our
> arguments about scientific method, portability, and so on. My thanks
> for all your remarks.
They might not need portability, but they might like money. I think "free
as in speech" gives us a great community and a great product. I think
"free as in beer" is also very important when I read about people who run
dozens or hundreds of instances of the program at once. It sounds like
Octave can save a department a million dollars in the course of a decade.
In many cases, I'll bet, you just wouldn't do the work at all if you had
to use MATLAB because the cost of running MATLAB on 100 processors is
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