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Hey VMT, what do think of Octave (<a rel="nofollow" href="http://octave.sourceforge.net/">http://octave.sourceforge.net/</a>) as a tool for learning/teaching high school level math?<br/><br/>Like other math junkies, I got hooked on MATLAB in college. Later I discovered Octave, a free open source clone of MATLAB, and now I try to sort of evangelize and convert others to become followers of the cult of Octave. <br/><br/>Example of using Octave to solve or create arbitrary quadratic equations:<br/>(See reply labeled &quot;best answer&quot;)<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/answers/I_need_a_detailed_method_of_doing_and_double_chec/?comments=all#CSW36DKFQWVUZLD">https://www.instructables.com/answers/I_need_a_detailed_method_of_doing_and_double_chec/?comments=all#CSW36DKFQWVUZLD</a><br/><br/>Screenshot of Octave, using <strong>factor()</strong> and <strong>gcd()</strong> to reduce 3125/1000 to 25/8:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FZ9/B7QX/FQSX01DD/FZ9B7QXFQSX01DD.png">https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FZ9/B7QX/FQSX01DD/FZ9B7QXFQSX01DD.png</a><br/><br/>The screenshot is the 2nd picture from Step 3 of my award winning instructable on converting decimal numbers to fractions:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Decimal_to_Fraction_2/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Decimal_to_Fraction_2/</a><br/>(BTW, this link is a shameless plug for one of my own instructables. The award I won was a free t-shirt.)<br/>

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