Jeff Layton on Matlab-Like Tools for HPC

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Over at Admin HPC, Dell’s Jeff Layton writes that while Matlab is a wonderful HPC application, there are a number of affordable alternatives available.

This brings up the category of tools that are typically called “Matlab-like”; that is, they try to emulate the concept of Matlab and make the syntax basically compatible so moving back and forth is relatively easy. When people ask what tools or applications they can try on their shiny new cluster, I tend to recommend one of these Matlab-like tools, even though they aren’t strictly parallel right out of the box (so to speak).

Layton goes on to describe how to install Scilab, GNU Octave, and FreeMat. Read the Full Story.