What is it?OctaveWcalc 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 GTKWcalc is a simpler tool, but when complex optimizations or plotting is desired, the Octave interface provides tremendous flexibility. Compiling OctaveWcalcIf 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 OctaveWcalc you must install the Octave mex package which is part of the OctaveForge package for Octave.Using OctaveWcalcLoading OctaveWcalc (After Installation)To use the Octave interface, the octavewcalc files must be in your octave search path. Loading OctaveWcalc (Before Installation)
If you want to try out OctaveWcalc before it is installed in its
final location, use the Running the OctaveWcalc FunctionsOnce the OctaveWcalc interface has been loaded, the OctaveWcalc functions appear as Octave builtin functions. Complete documentation on the various functions is available via Octave's online help. ExamplesCurrently available functionsYou can view the Octave man pages for the OctaveWcalc functions online: 


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