A Comparative Evaluation of Matlab , Octave , FreeMat , Scilab , R , and IDL on

  title={A Comparative Evaluation of Matlab , Octave , FreeMat , Scilab , R , and IDL on},
  author={Ecaterina Coman and Matthew W. Brewster and Sai K. Popuri and Andrew Raim and Matthias K. Gobbert},
Matlab is the most popular commercial package for numerical computations in mathematics, statistics, the sciences, engineering, and other fields. IDL, a commercial package used for data analysis, along with the free numerical computational packages Octave, FreeMat, Scilab, and the statistical package R shares many of the same features as Matlab. They are available to download on the Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems. We investigate whether these packages are viable alternatives to… CONTINUE READING
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