** I am a third year undergraduate in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (India). My hobbies include playing chess, reading novels and coding. I am an introvert, and code to make my life easy (as a defining feature of my life is laziness :P )
* Why do you want to participate in the Google Summer of Code? What do you hope to gain by doing so?
. Its fame: Like most people, I am attracted to the glory of participating in the Google Summer of Code. What this means is that I have a substantial reason (in my mind) for "staying the course" as they say, and not abandoning ship when (if) the project gets uninteresting. ** 2. Interest in the topic: I am really interested in the topic I am pitching for. It is a subject where I was exposed to the theory in a class I took, but not enough in the practical part, something I hope of gaining in this experience.** 3. Knowledge : By coding under seasoned mentors, I hope to get a professional critique to my coding style and the knowledge in my domain, which will help me grow.
* Why are you choosing Octave?
** 1. I have used octave, and find it pretty useful, but still rough and wanting when compared to Matlab. I consider this my contribution for creating a viable open source alternative to such a powerful and versatile tool.
** 2. It is a brilliant project which is neither too mature (like Python or C++) nor too unidirectional (like Sage Mathematics). It appeals to me in a way not many other
applicants to the GSoC do.
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