How does Octave shine?
mbmiller at taxa.epi.umn.edu
Thu Sep 21 18:47:23 CDT 2006
On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Cameron Laird wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 06:31:26PM -0500, Mike Miller wrote:
>> 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
> I repeat: I couldn't agree more--as do many, many other Matlab *and*
> Octave users. Still, I encounter some decision-makers for whom such
> costs seem to be a matter of indifference. I'm working to get through
> to them.
Whatever. If someone is indifferent to $1 million dollars, they weren't
his dollars. If they don't care, the person giving them the money cares.
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