Altair Compose

Math, Scripting, Data Analysis & Visualization

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What is Altair Compose?

Altair Compose® software is an environment for doing calculations, manipulating and visualizing data (including from CAE simulations or test results), programming and debugging scripts useful for repeated computations and process automation.

Compose allows users to perform a wide variety of math operations including linear algebra and matrix manipulations, statistics, differential equations, signal processing, control systems, polynomial fitting and optimization.

Why Altair Compose?

Altair compose better engineering decisions

Better Engineering Decisions

Perform useful engineering calculations based on first principles, either one-time or repeatedly (when archivable as reusable scripts). Pre- or post-process data. Plot results. Make informed decisions.

Altair compose affordably all in one

Affordably All-in-One

All capabilities are available in a single, multi-functional tool with a user-friendly Integrated Development Environment (IDE). No additional toolboxes required.

Altair compose easily accessible

Easily Accessible

Readily usable on its own or with other Altair products, with easy access through Altair’s innovative unit-based licensing system.

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Key Features:

Numerical Computing

Hundreds of powerful math operations and built-in functions – for calculations ranging from ultra simple to super complex.


A single product with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). No separate toolboxes and extra costs required.

Multi-language Math Environment

Based on the Open Matrix Language (OML), is also compatible with Octave and Python.

Process Automation & Scripting

Especially handy when doing often-repeated calculations or streamlining common processes. Also includes a useful debugging ability.

Plotting & Visualization

Useful 2D and 3D plots provide richer insight from your calculations & data.

SBuilt-in CAE Data Readers

Makes it extremely simple (and fast) to import, visualize, and manipulate input & output data for CAE tools such as FEA, CFD, etc.