## Using Octave to prepare figures for LaTeX papers

WARNING:
the codes found here have been written for Octave 2.1

Several examples
on preparing PSTEX and EPS figures with Octave and
using them in LaTex for PDF "powerpoint-like" presentations.

The latest version of this page lives at
http://www.math.tamu.edu/~comech/tools/octave-latex/

For a simpler version, see
http://www.math.tamu.edu/~comech/tools/octave-basics/#latex

#### Source files

rk4.m
is the implementation of Runge-Kutta method for Matlab/Octave
called from
phase-portrait.m.
#### Instructions

1. Download and install
Octave,
which is a free software (copyrighted under GPL)
similar to Matlab.
On a Linux computer,
chances are that it is already installed.
You also need to have
GNUPlot
installed.
On a Debian GNU/Linux computer,

`apt-get install octave gnuplot`

2. Download all the above files into a new directory
and type ``make`' in that directory.
This produces all the required EPS pictures
and compiles the PDF file.

example-octave-figs.pdf
is the resulting PDF file.

#### Reference materials

#### Related links

Example of a PDF talk with Octave-generated pictures

Written by
Andrew Comech

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: This page resulted from the
research that has been partially supported
by the National Science Foundation
under Grants DMS-0621257 and DMS-0600863.