FreeMat: another MATLAB replacement

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.

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  1. 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

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