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Altair Compose™

Math, Scripting, Data Analysis & Visualization

What is Altair Compose™?

Altair Compose 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 & linear algebra (including matrix analysis and differential equations), filter signals, fit polynomials through data, approximate or check results from commercial simulation software, perform optimization.

Other products in Altair's Model-Based Development offering include Altair Activate™ and Altair Embed™.

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Why Altair Compose?

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.

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.

Easily Accessible

Readily usable on its own or with other Altair products, with easy access through Altair's innovative licensing system (available via HyperWorks units, solidThinking units, and/or Carriots units).

Altair Compose 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.

Built-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.

Key Capabilities of Compose


Signal Processing


CAE Test Data


Curve Fitting


System Dynamics


Read CAE Data Natively


Coupling with Python


HyperWorks Automation Tool


Digital Data Compression


Custom Library Creation


Capabilities Altair Compose
Altair Compose Professional
Recommended for academics, hobbyists and hackers Recommended for commercial application
Altair Compose core product including IDE for scripting, executing, debugging, & visualizing
Extensible OpenMatrix Language (OML) with bridges to Python and TCL provided
Built-in tools for signal processing, control systems, system identification, optimization, and more
Ability to import and execute scripts from Octave & MATLAB®
CAE Readers
HyperWorks Integration (via function registration and reuse)
Special-purpose toolboxes
Technical support


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