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John W. Eaton
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 21:22:58 -0500
On 30-Jul-1997, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:
| I am a little concerned about the speed of octave.
| Is it faster that matlab? It seems that same program
| running on my P166 (using octave) take much more time
| than using matlab on a workstation (with cpu speed
| less than 166). Maybe it is only my problem? :)
| Any known conclusions here? Just be curious. Thanks.
I suppose it depends on what your code actually does. A direct
comparison of execution time for two different machines probably
doesn't make much sense.
Loops and function calls are slow. Built-in functions for numerical
computations that don't involve user-supplied functions are generally
Perhaps Octave's interpreter will eventually be faster. Would you
like to help make it happen? Funding and code are both welcome.