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GNU Octave 4.0.0 Released

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: GNU Octave 4.0.0 Released
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:44:47 -0400
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The Octave developers are pleased to announce a major new release
of GNU Octave, version 4.0.0.

Octave 4.0 is a major new release with many new features,
including a graphical user interface, support for classdef
object-oriented programming, better compatibility with Matlab,
and many new and improved functions.

An official Windows binary installer is also available from

A list of important user-visible changes is available at, by selecting the Release Notes item in
the News menu of the GUI, or by typing "news" at the Octave command

We hope you find Octave to be useful.  We could also use your help to
make Octave even better for the future, and further improve the user
experience for both novices and experts alike.

  * If you are a skilled software developer, you can help by
    contributing your time with Octave's development.
    See for more information.

  * If Octave does not work properly, you are encouraged to report the
    problems you find.  Bug reporting guidelines are available at

  * Your contributions help to make Octave better.  Please see

Commercial support options are also available.  Please see for details.

The source code for Octave 4.0.0 is available for download at:

Please see for mirror sites around
the world.  Or you may use, which will
redirect automatically to a nearby mirror.

Links to binary (executable) versions for various systems will be
listed at as they become

As always, many people contributed to this Octave release.  A complete
list of contributors may be found in the Octave manual.

About Octave:

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.  A full description of Octave capabilities is available at

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