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Octave(1)						      General Commands Manual							 Octave(1)

octave - A high-level interactive language for numerical computations.
octave [options]
The complete set of command-line options for octave is available by running the command octave --help
Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command line interface for solv- ing linear and nonlinear problems numerically.
The primary documentation for Octave is written using Texinfo, the GNU documentation system, which allows the same source files to be used to produce on-line and printed versions of the manual. You can read the on-line copy of the Octave documentation by issuing the command octave:13> help -i while running Octave interactively, by using the GNU Emacs info mode, or by running standalone programs like info or xinfo.
The best way to submit a bug report for Octave is to use the command octave:13> bug_report while running Octave interactively. This will create a template bug report file and start an editor on that file. Your message will be sent to the bug-octave mailing list once you are finished editing the template. If you are unable to use the bug_report command, send your message to the mailing list by some other means. Please read the `Bugs' chapter in the Octave manual to find out how to submit a bug report that will enable the Octave maintainers to fix the problem.
John W. Eaton Department of Chemical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706 USA <> Jan 8 1996 Octave(1)