FreeMat 2.0 Release Candidate

Its been nearly a year (!) since the last release of FreeMat. A new version is now ready for testing. I have elected to release it as a Release Candidate instead of a full release because of the significant changes that have been made since version 1.10. Please post support requests/bugs or feature requests to the usual place Here is just a short list of the new features.
* Handle-based Graphics including 3D surface plots, multiple plots per figure, and full customization of axes properties. Preliminary support for OpenGL rendering.
* Support for MATLAB-style classes and object oriented programming, including operator overloading.
* New GUI interface based on Qt4. FreeMat now sports a new terminal interface, a highlighting editor, and some new tools.
* Speed improvements and optimizations (some loops are 10-100 times faster).
* Preliminary support for reading and writing MATLAB .MAT files.
* PDF output on all platforms.
* New build system based on qmake.
* Many new MATLAB-compatibility functions and scripts.
* Native Aqua application on Mac OS X.
* Linux distribution now includes a binary release that should run on several distributions.
* Over 200 new pages of documentation, and an improved built in help browser.
The new release of FreeMat is under the GNU Public License.

Posted by Samit Basu 2006-03-12

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