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When ever I looked at robot control systems I came across SLAM and associated with that were MatLab and Octave and if you are reading this I expect you have found the same.  SLAM stands for “Simultaneous Location And Mapping” (I think) and Matlab and Octave are maths programs.  The problem I had with the explanations were that the ideology was to send the live data from the robot to the maths program, evaluate the data in the maths program, then send any changes to the robot based on the output of the maths program.  That’s cool but I don’t want to have a second computer involved so I largely ignored  this method until I had to get into some serious graphing of data.

I’m not using real time data but I do want to analyse the data from a run (Like reading an aircraft black box after the disaster) and LibraOffice Calc was getting far too slow when It came to graphing the data

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