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The Octave developers are pleased to announce a major new release of GNU Octave, version 4.2.0.
Octave 4.2 is a major new release with many new features, better compatibility with Matlab, and many new and improved functions.
A list of important user-visible changes is available at http://octave.org/NEWS-4.2.html, by selecting the Release Notes item in the News menu of the GUI, or by typing “news” at the Octave command prompt.
We hope you find Octave to be useful. We could also use your help to make Octave even better for the future, and further improve the user experience for both novices and experts alike.
* If you are a skilled software developer, you can help by contributing your time with Octave's development. See http://octave.org/get-involved for more information.
* If Octave does not work properly, you are encouraged to report the problems you find. Bug reporting guidelines are available at http://octave.org/bugs
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Commercial support options are also available. Please see http://octave.org/support for details.
The source code for Octave 4.2.0 is available for download at:
Please see http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html for mirror sites around the world. Or you may use http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/octave, which will redirect automatically to a nearby mirror.
An official Windows binary installer is also available from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/windows
Links to binary (executable) versions for other systems will be listed at http://octave.org/download as they become available.
As always, many people contributed to this Octave release. A complete list of contributors may be found in the Octave manual.
GNU Octave is a programming language for scientific computing.
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