|From:||Brefo, James [USA]|
|Subject:||RE: [External] Re: US Department of Veterans Affairs use of GNU Octave|
|Date:||Mon, 8 Jul 2019 14:06:03 +0000|
Good morning Nicholas,
I hope this email finds you well. Thank you so much for your assistance with this, the information you provided was more than helpful!!
From: Nicholas Jankowski <address@hidden>
James, as a user I'll attempt to provide some answers based on my knowledge and what I've had to tell my employer prior to usage approval. inline below.
On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:24 PM Brefo, James [USA] <address@hidden> wrote:
There's not really a company to reach out to here. As listed on the website under Commercial support (https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/commercial-support.html), the closest thing is probably John W. Eaton Consulting, Inc. (http://jweaton.org). But Octave is primarily volunteer developed free open source software, and this is a volunteer run help list.
Octave, as offered via the octave.org website requires a PC with the Linux, MacOS, BSD, or Windows operating systems. Windows installation does not require any 3rd party software, although some optional functions can take advantage of installed Java and python software programs, as examples.
Octave is free software under the GNU General Public License. see https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/license.html
see 1. Current windows versions support 64 ad 32 bit Windows versions back to XP, although some minor functionality is lost under XP. Other people will have to report specific Linux and Mac OS support.
Windows - no
The Octave programming environment supports Packages to extend its functional capability. The ones maintained by octave developers are called Octave-Forge, and can be found at https://octave.sourceforge.io/
As a programming environment different functions in Octave can support input and output in many formats, including plaintext formats (CSV, XML, HTTP), and others. A comprehensive list is not possible.
The current major release is Octave v5.1.0, released on 1 Mar 2019.
v4.4.0 on 30 Apr 2018
v4.2.0 on 14 Nov 2016
As a programming language, any stored data is custom to the activities of the user. A user may create a program that saves any manner of data, anywhere he/she wants.
The program internally maintains a history of issued command line commands, as well as saved user preferences, stored unencrypted on the local hard drive. If this is data you need details about someone else may be able to provide their location.
This program is typically installed on a computer local to the end user, although it may be installed and accessed on a remote server similar to any end user application.
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