Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am trying to install software similar to MATLAB and I can't go for MATLAB because its huge download size.So some one suggest me an application which runs similar to MATLAB.

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Mathematical Packages For Ubuntu

all the following can be found in the software centre

Octave: Is a near clone of MATLAB using the same syntax for .m files. It does not include a Simulink Clone however.

Scilab: Is a similar matrix based mathematical to MATLAB but it does have its own syntax so is not directly compatible. It does however include scicos which though not identical is similar to Simulink: a block diagram modeller/simulator.

Spyder: is a powerful interactive development environment for the Python language with advanced editing, interactive testing, debugging and introspection features. This can be used for mathematical modelling.

Maxima: Is a computer algebra system similar to Mathcad, Maple and Mathematica.


Other free package which are not in the repositories

sage: is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It combines the power of many existing open-source packages into a common Python-based interface. Mission: Creating a viable free open source alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica and Matlab.

It can be installed as follows:

apt-add-repository -y ppa:aims/sagemath
apt-get update
apt-get install sagemath-upstream-binary

source here

share|improve this answer

I assume you've tried Octave by now. The nice thing about Octave if that you don't need to download all the packages for it, and the base one is pretty lightweight. Octave is actually the closest thing to MATLAB you will find as well.

share|improve this answer
    
+1 , I will check it out now. Thank you. –  Raja May 19 '13 at 7:28
    
thank you I have installed Octave and Scilab. Which is good among these two ? –  Raja May 19 '13 at 13:56

I have found scilab and sage and I still welcome the suggestion because I havent use any of these or other up to now.

to get scilab in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install scilab

to get sage :http://linorg.usp.br/sage/linux/32bit/index.html

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.