Category: Education (& Science)
Description: FreeMat Portable is a free portable 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 provides visualization, image manipulation, and plotting as well as parallel programming. (from the website)
Features: (from the FreeMat FAQ)
- N-dimensional array manipulation (by default, N is limited to 6)
- Support for 8,16, 32, and 64 bit integer types (signed and unsigned), 32 and 64 bit floating point types, and 64 and 128 bit complex types.
- Built in arithmetic for manipulation of all supported data types.
- Support for solving linear systems of equations via the divide operators.
- Eigenvalue and singular value decompositions
- Full control structure support (including, for, while, break, continue, etc.)
- 2D plotting and image display
- Heterogeneous array types (called “cell arrays” in MATLAB-speak) fully supported
- Full support for dynamic structure arrays
- Arbitrary-size FFT support
- Pass-by-reference support (an IDL feature)
- Keyword support (an IDL feature)
- Codeless interface to external C/C++/FORTRAN code
- Native sparse matrix support
- Function pointers (eval and feval are fully supported)
- Classes, operator overloading
- 3D Plotting and visualization via OpenGL
- Handle-based graphics
License: GPL 2, or later
Download FreeMat Portable 4.0 (rev 4000) Development Test 1 [15.2MB download / 39.5MB installed]
- FreeMat Primer 1.0 Release Date: 2009-01-22
- FreeMat Primer 1.01 (additional chapters only) Release Date: 2009-11-17
- If you use ConvertAll Portable and/or MuseScore Portable and FreeMat Portable at the same time and don't close them in reversed order, registry keys will be left behind and/or the original (local) keys will be overwritten.
4.0 (rev 4000) Dev Test 1 (2010-04-18):
- updated to svn revision 4000 (current stable build with bugfixes)
4.0 Dev Test 1 (2009-10-12): Initial release
- Compressed the EXE-file only with the PortableApps.com App Compactor, further compression is possible
- Thanks to Patrick Patience for hosting
- Thanks to all devs for pieces of code
- Thanks in advance to all testers.