FreeMat – the MATLAB alternative

Posted: August 4, 2009 in Computer Softwares
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Working on Ubuntu, thinking if I could create my assignment tasks from the university without restarting the system and booting into windows, I searched Synaptic for MATLAB and found in the first few results FreeMat. From the Synaptic’s description,

FreeMat is a free environment for rapid engineering and scientific prototyping and data processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks, and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source. FreeMat is available under the GPL license.

Tried running a couple of tasks I have previously programmed and voila all of them worked :D. It stood at only under 10mb, is fast and suited perfect for the small algorithm implementations we are working on in the university.



FreeMat on Ubuntu

FreeMat on Ubuntu

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  2. Basit Ali says:

    Xilinx ISE is cross-platform too :D… The same free webpack setup for Windows works on Ubuntu :D…

  3. Francesca says:

    We like FreeMAT and Octave, but if you’re looking for something a bit more user friendly you might want to try our recently launched startup – Monkey Analytics ( out.

    Monkey Analytics delivers Octave and Python sessions via a web interface – ie think Matlab in the cloud. We’re iterating post-launch, and spreading the gospel to interested parties :-).

    ~Francesca | Founder, Monkey Analytics |

    • Basit Ali says:

      Wow… Thats a nice idea, cheers :D… Wouldn’t waste my free trial so wouldn’t sign up until i get free of my project (which is going to be very soon btw) :)…

      • francescamoyse says:

        Glad you like the concept – and note that we do offer a limited free account, 1 running session and little storage, but you can use that until you’re ready to try out a free trial. Early users get special attention anyhow :-).

        Stop by anytime, share your comments.

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