Yes octave but some modules are missing.
Just for posterity - someone might come back and actually get Octave
working - which modules are those?
But if you think twice and think knowledge you will get, it’s better than matlab.
Honestly, my exposure to either of them is minimal. I know that if I just
wanted to play it would be handy for there to be Octave support,
About employability after project is important as well IMO. Most of data scientist nowaday disagree with matlab and you will encounter more jobs with R
and python for kind of similar project which requires matlab functionalities.
For me a better choice is a combo of multiple soft like Octave, Python, R and may be others depending on project like for example scilab. Far away better
than this matlab …
Does R have the relevant plumbing to incorporate into this sort of thing?
What does the structure look like in this scenario?
It might amuse you to know that our simulations were originally all Python
based; while the current crop is C+±based, you can see the vestiges of
the Python sims around in places, and of course they’re in the git