|n.||1.||The eighth day after a church festival, the festival day being included; also, the week following a church festival.|
|2.||(Mus.) The eighth tone in the scale; the interval between one and eight of the scale, or any interval of equal length; an interval of five tones and two semitones.|
|3.||(Poet.) The first two stanzas of a sonnet, consisting of four verses each; a stanza of eight lines.|
|4.||A small cask of wine, the eighth part of a pipe.|
|a.||1.||Consisting of eight; eight.|
|Noun||1.||octave - a feast day and the seven days following it|
|2.||octave - a musical interval of eight tones|
Synonyms: musical octave
|3.||octave - a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse|
|(language)||Octave - A high-level interactive language by John
W. Eaton, with help from many others, like MATLAB, primarily
intended for numerical computations. Octave provides a
convenient command line interface for solving linear and
nonlinear problems numerically.|
Octave can do arithmetic for real and complex scalars and matrices, solve sets of nonlinear algebraic equations, integrate functions over finite and infinite intervals, and integrate systems of ordinary differential and differential-algebraic equations.
Octave has been compiled and tested with g++ and libg++ on a SPARCstation 2 running SunOS 4.1.2, an IBM RS/6000 running AIX 3.2.5, DEC Alpha systems running OSF/1 1.3 and 3.0, a DECstation 5000/240 running Ultrix 4.2a, and Intel 486 systems running Linux. It should work on most other Unix systems with g++ and libg++.
Octave is distributed under the GNU General Public License. It requires gnuplot, a C++ compiler and Fortran compiler or f2c translator.
Latest version: 2.0.16 (released 2000-01-30), as of 2000-06-26.
ftp://ftp.che.wisc.edu/pub/octave/ or your nearest GNU archive site.