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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    I've just installed scilab and am starting to play around with it. Does anyone know of a good noob-level tutorial for scilab?
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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by akniss View Post
    I've just installed scilab and am starting to play around with it. Does anyone know of a good noob-level tutorial for scilab?
    To answer my own question, here is one quick and dirty tutorial that has gotten me started.
    http://www.scilab.org/doc/intro/node7.html

    I was quite happy to learn that the Emacs commands work at the scilab command line! All that time spent learning ESS has finally paid off!
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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Maxima
    A powerful symbolic caculation tool, like Mathematica.

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Lyx and Maxima can be combined to create a very good report writer and equation solver:

    Lyx + Maxima
    http://www.jstatsoft.org/v17/s01/v17s01.pdf
    Last edited by adamkane; November 11th, 2006 at 08:04 AM.

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Zhu3D is a very nice opengl surface plotter

    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=43071

    I had to compile it (it isn't in the repository), but it wasn't troublesome.

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Octave is very well suited for numerical computations. Its syntax is quite easy to learn and it is mostly compatible with Matlab.

    http://www.octave.org

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    Can anyone describe how they got octave-workshop installed on Ubuntu?

    http://www.math.mcgill.ca/loisel/octave-workshop/
    http://www.math.mcgill.ca/loisel/oct...c/install.html

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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    You may want to add the octave-forge package to that list.
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    Re: Scientific Software options for Ubuntu

    I downloaded octave-workshop:
    http://www.math.mcgill.ca/loisel/oct...op-0.10.tar.gz

    octave is already installed.

    octave-workshop requires QT4.1, so you need to install QT4, then install QT4.1 from source:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bu...int8FromSource
    http://openmodeller.cria.org.br/wiki...ldInstructions

    QT4:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libqt4-core libqt4-debug libqt4-debug-dev libqt4-dev libqt4-gui libqt4-qt3support libqt4-sql lsb-qt4 qt4-designer qt4-dev-tools qt4-doc qt4-qtconfig uim-qt gcc libapt-pkg-perl resolvconf
    QT4.1:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libxrender-dev libxrandr-dev libxcursor-dev libxinerama-dev libfontconfig-dev libxext-dev libx11-dev libxi-dev libsm-dev libx11-dev
    Code:
    mkdir -p $HOME/installers
    cd ~/installers
    wget ftp://ftp.trolltech.com/qt/source/qt-x11-opensource-src-4.1.0.tar.gz
    tar xfz ~/installers/qt-x11-opensource-src-4.1.0.tar.gz
    cd qt-x11-opensource-src-4.1.0
    Code:
    /configure -prefix /usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.1.0 
    make 
    sudo make install
    I then tried to install octave-workshop from source, but I got this error:
    checking whether we can build a liboctave program... configure: error: Cannot link against liboctave
    I don't think there is a solution to this error without recompiling octave-workshop, which is beyond my ability.

    QT4.1 is installed, so we can try another method. Convert the RPM file to a DEB file.

    I downloaded the octave-workshop RPM to my desktop:
    http://webpages.charter.net/qspencer/rpm/

    I converted the RPM to a DEB:
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    sudo alien -d octave-workshop-0.10-1.i386.rpm
    The RPM file uses termcap, but the DEB file requires ncurses:
    http://directory.fedora.redhat.com/wiki/Howto: DebianUbuntu

    so you need to download these old breezy DEB files to install octave-workshop in dapper:

    termcap-compat
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/d...i386&type=main

    libc5
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/d...i386&type=main

    ldso
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/d...i386&type=main

    You then need to create a link for libhdf5.so.0:
    Code:
    cd /usr/lib
    sudo ln -s libhdf5-1.6.4.so.0 libhdf5.so.0
    I then get this error when I ran octave-workshop:
    *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x08c90cb0 ***
    Aborted
    That's as far as I got.

    I then uninstalled the breezy DEB files, and removed the libhdf5.so.0 link:
    Code:
    cd /usr/lib
    sudo rm libhdf5.so.0
    Last edited by adamkane; December 3rd, 2006 at 08:45 AM.

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    hello just trying out ubuntu forums!!

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