QuickField and GNU Octave
QuickField and Octave
GNU Octave could be considered as a free alternative to MATLAB. It features compatible file format *.m and implements most of MATLAB functions. As MATLAD do, GNU Octave also supports COM programming interface. You can write programms in GNU Octave interracting with QuickField.
To use GNU Octave with QuickField Object Model and Parametric Object Interface you need to install windows package.
To use GNU Octave with QuickField command line and Parametric Command Line you can use built-in system() function.
Video: Installing GNU Octave on Windows 8.
Examples on using QuickField with Python:
Relay dynamics simulation using Octave and ActiveField (QuickField Object Model)