This link explains how you can annotate MATLAB code with markup to help communicate your ideas and result to others.
For some tasks I already know that it will beat the LaTeX or copy and paste into Word lifecycle.
Last night I wanted to figure out how to get rid of the “Start Menu” on the bottom of the IDE and found a solution here. That got me digging into the docs about Java integration. Wow; it just works and seems to work really well. The interop is seamless. For the little coding I did to play around with loading files (it is built in but I was still curious to know) it was really easy to use. Awesome.
Out of the box a lot of us Windows users who added all of the Octave-Forge packages are disappointed to find that the plot function produces an invisible window.
Here is the problem and solution:
Realistic solution at this moment, do not install the oct2mat package when you install octave with octave-forge packages if you do not use this package. One one of different solutions is to execute
pkg rebuild -noauto oct2mat
at the octave prompt and then restart octave. The operation results in the oct2mat package not to be auto-loaded in startup. When you want to use oct2mat, execute “pkg load oct2mat” command.
(via octave-forge, via octave-bugs)