[kde-edu]: Octave backend for Cantor - Any interest?

Anne-Marie Mahfouf annemarie.mahfouf at free.fr
Wed Mar 31 22:45:29 CEST 2010

On Wednesday 31 March 2010 18:12:51 Miha Čančula wrote:
> There's an idea for a Octave backend in Cantor an the Techbase page. We're
> doing a numerical methods course in school this year, and we're using
> octave, so I'm used to it. I would also like a nice graphical front-end,
> and this would be a nice project for Summer of Code.
> The things is, there's also QtOctave, which is Qt-only, but still quite
> alright. I use it for my assighnments and found it has a few quirks, but is
> usable as is.
> What I'm wondering is: is there any interest for an octave plugin while
> there's already a (not as nice, but still) graphical frontend for it?

First Qt is not KDE. Cantor is already ready to welcome new plugins, the GUI 
is already done. People who use Octave might also use R (my husband does, for 
example, he is a researcher)
So yes, there is an interest in having Octave as backend. Also one of the 
interest comes from Get Hot New Stuff and I hope to see soon some shared 
worksheets which would help students learning to use this Free Software.

Now it would be nice if you describe the "few quirks" you encountered with Qt 
backend so we would try to overcome them!

Thanks in advance, best regards,


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