About Octave Forge

Octave-Forge is a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave.

The Octave-Forge packages expand Octave's core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave's package system. For example, image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, instrument control, and statistics packages are examples of individual Octave-Forge packages (browse the full list of packages).


Refer to the GNU Octave web site for information about how to install GNU Octave itsef on your specific OS.

Installing packages

You can find the list of packages by clicking on the Packages link at the top. To install a package, use the pkg command from the Octave prompt by typing:

pkg install -forge package_name

where package_name is the name of the package you want to install.

Getting in touch with the Octave Forge community

While GNU Octave and Octave Forge are separate projects, their communities are the same. See Octave's support page for help with Octave Forge.

If you have new code to contribute, submit it to the patch tracker. If you want to report a bug, use the bug tracker instead.

Recent News

This is a short abbreviated list of the changes that were introduced in recent versions of octave-forge. For a full list of changes please see the News Archive.

November 21, 2016

gsl-2.0.0 released

November 21, 2016

instrument-control-0.2.3 released

November 21, 2016

interval-2.0.0 released

November 14, 2016

doctest-0.5.0 released

November 11, 2016

bsltl-1.1.1 released

November 09, 2016

io-2.4.5 released

November 02, 2016

fem-fenics-0.0.5 released

November 02, 2016

io-2.4.4 released