FreeMat: another MATLAB replacement

Posted on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 in Linux, open source, software by the machinegeek

MATLAB is software tool providing a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. It is not open source and has a costly licensing structure making it impractical for the casual experimenter.

There are free open source alternatives, one of which is FreeMat. “FreeMat is an interpreted matrix-oriented development environment for engineering and scientific applications, similar to the commercial package MATLAB. FreeMat provides visualization, image manipulation, and plotting as well as parallel programming.”

FreeMat tutorials can be found on Google code, with additional information and code downloads for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows available on the FreeMat Sourceforge page.

Via Linux Journal.

This entry was posted on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 12:30 am and is filed under Linux, open source, software. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

2 Responses to “FreeMat: another MATLAB replacement”

  1. J. Peterson says:

    Any idea how it compares to Octave?

  2. 7 says:

    I tried to use it from my class at DSP at coursera. Personally, didn’t like it that much since I am into Numpy/Scipy/Matplotlib

Leave a Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Recent Comments

  • Paul Campbell: I'm old enough that I started programming with punched cards .... each card had a sequence number in the last few characters. A friend once...
  • Ian: test comment on /blog/ page
  • ian: No, that's exactly how it should be :) Sorry about missing names on comments, the theme is being reworked as we speak.
  • J. Peterson: Nice writeup. It looks like some of the formatting for your command examples needs some missing newlines?
  • Geert Jordaens: I'm not sure what kind of licensing I have to add since it is a fairly straight forward implementation of the adaptive Huffman Decoding. For...