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Re: [External] Re: US Department of Veterans Affairs use of GNU Octave

From: John Frain
Subject: Re: [External] Re: US Department of Veterans Affairs use of GNU Octave
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2019 19:46:10 +0100

John C Frain, Ph.D.

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On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 at 18:54, Andreas Weber <address@hidden> wrote:
Am 05.07.19 um 18:00 schrieb Brefo, James [USA]:
> With that being said, I was unable to find whether or not this software saves data/uses a database and if so, which one does it use if you know.

GNU Octave (without forge packages which can be thought as plugins or
extension packages) is able to read write various file formats which
could be considered as some kind of simple "database"

There is also a package to access PostgreSQL databases:

And I think I've seen some wrappers for MySQL/MariaDB as well.

-- Andy

Octave is a high level programming language.  It definitely does save data.  It can also interface with many other programming languages.  It would therefore be possible (perhaps with some difficulty) to enable Octave to ling to any data base system.

As far as I know when you download the Octave install program the octave download site does not keep any record or the details of the person downloading the program. At least, one is not asked about any such data.

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