Re: AMS Calls for open source mathematical software Message #10 Posted by KhanhDang Nguyen ThuLam on 30 Oct 2007, 7:41 p.m., in response to message #8 by Thomas Chrapkiewicz
I use both Matlab and Octave (just take care to use a recent version of the 2.9.x branch), through not as an advanced user. They are very similar, even for graphic commands. The Octave I tested can open two plots simultaneously.
Actually, I even find Octave better, e.g. the sinc command is already available in the default distribution of Octave, whereas you have to rewrite it when using Matlab (to avoid the issue of sinc(x)=sin(pi.x)/(pi.x) when x=0).
