What is it?
Octave-Wcalc refers to the Octave interface to the wcalc routines. This interface allows the user to apply the full power of a high level programming language like Octave to the design and analysis of the various Wcalc supported structures. For example, it is extremely simple to plot the Q and self resonant frequency of a 220 nH inductor as a function of winding diameter or to optimize the impedance of a microstrip line to produce minimum loss. For quick calculations with only a few sets of parameters, the standalone GTK-Wcalc is a simpler tool, but when complex optimizations or plotting is desired, the Octave interface provides tremendous flexibility.
Compiling Octave-WcalcIf you are using octave version 3 or later, then the mex capability should be built in. If you are using an older version of octave then to compile and use Octave-Wcalc you must install the Octave mex package which is part of the Octave-Forge package for Octave.
Loading Octave-Wcalc (After Installation)
To use the Octave interface, the octave-wcalc files must be in your octave search path.
Loading Octave-Wcalc (Before Installation)
If you want to try out Octave-Wcalc before it is installed in its
final location, use the
Running the Octave-Wcalc Functions
Once the Octave-Wcalc interface has been loaded, the Octave-Wcalc functions appear as Octave builtin functions. Complete documentation on the various functions is available via Octave's online help.
Currently available functions
You can view the Octave man pages for the Octave-Wcalc functions online:
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