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Octave's application for GSoC 2021.
 
Octave's application for GSoC 2021.
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=== Organization name ===
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GNU Octave
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=== OSI approved license? ===
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Yes
    
=== Why does your org want to participate in Google Summer of Code? (1000 chars) ===
 
=== Why does your org want to participate in Google Summer of Code? (1000 chars) ===
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Google Summer of Code represents a unique opportunity to bring new perspectives to the Octave community. As a somewhat older project, we benefit from having new and younger contributors among our developers. We have been able to retain several GSoC participants as contributors to the Octave project and we hope to continue this in the future by engaging effectively with students during both the application and mentoring processes, setting clear standards for what is required for acceptance, and maintaining those standards throughout the project.
 
Google Summer of Code represents a unique opportunity to bring new perspectives to the Octave community. As a somewhat older project, we benefit from having new and younger contributors among our developers. We have been able to retain several GSoC participants as contributors to the Octave project and we hope to continue this in the future by engaging effectively with students during both the application and mentoring processes, setting clear standards for what is required for acceptance, and maintaining those standards throughout the project.
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=== What would your org consider to be a successful summer? (500 chars) ===
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We would consider a summer successful if we selected promising students, provided adequate mentor supervision, developed desired features in Octave, and facilitated a satisfying experience for the students and mentors. We are more interested in the quality of interactions and contributions than in quantity, although, all else being equal, we would be happy to have more talented students join us.
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=== How many potential mentors have agreed to mentor this year? ===
 
=== How many potential mentors have agreed to mentor this year? ===
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Everything should be completely open. Almost all interactions with the student should be public, e.g. contacting the mentor should happen in the public IRC channel or copy the maintainers mailing list.
 
Everything should be completely open. Almost all interactions with the student should be public, e.g. contacting the mentor should happen in the public IRC channel or copy the maintainers mailing list.
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Finally, we organize an annual developers' summit, OctConf, and have in previous years provided support for GSoC students to attend and present. This strengthens relationships between community members and the new students.  
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Finally, we organize an annual developers' summit, OctConf, and have in previous years provided support for GSoC students to attend and present. In the past year, we have also held monthly online developer meetings to discuss Octave's direction and future activities, to which GSoC students would be invited. Such meetings strengthen relationships between community members and the new students.
    
=== How will you keep students involved with your community after GSoC? (1000 chars) ===
 
=== How will you keep students involved with your community after GSoC? (1000 chars) ===
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A number of GSoC alumni have continued making regular contributions to GNU Octave, including volunteering to serve as GSoC mentors, and many remain available to help with any problems related to the code they wrote for the project.
 
A number of GSoC alumni have continued making regular contributions to GNU Octave, including volunteering to serve as GSoC mentors, and many remain available to help with any problems related to the code they wrote for the project.
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=== Has your org been accepted as a mentoring org in Google Summer of Code before? For each year your organization has participated, provide the counts of successful and total students. ===
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=== Has your org been accepted as a mentoring org in Google Summer of Code before? ===
    
Yes.
 
Yes.
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=== How many students did you org accept for 2020? ===
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1
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=== How many of your org's 2020 students have been active in the community in the past 60 days? ===
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0
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=== For each year your organization has participated, provide the counts of successful and total students. ===
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2020 1/1
 
2019 0/0
 
2019 0/0
 
2018 3/3
 
2018 3/3
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2012, 2013, 2015
 
2012, 2013, 2015
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=== Are you part of a foundation/umbrella organization? ===
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Yes, we are affiliated with GNU.
      
=== What year was your project started? ===
 
=== What year was your project started? ===
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1992
 
1992
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=== Organization ID ===
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=== Where does your source code live? ===  
 
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octave
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=== Organization name ===
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GNU Octave
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http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave
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=== OSI approved license? ===
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=== Is your organization part of any government? ===  
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Yes
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No
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=== Organization Category ===
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=== Website URL ===
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Programming Languages and Development Tools
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http://www.octave.org
    
=== Tagline (80 characters) ===
 
=== Tagline (80 characters) ===
    
Free Your Numbers
 
Free Your Numbers
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=== Logo (Must be a 24-bit PNG, minimum height 256 pixels.) ===
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6a/Gnu-octave-logo.svg/283px-Gnu-octave-logo.svg.png (or generate 256x256 PNG from http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/raw-file/155d8e90ee1f/doc/icons/octave-logo.svg with <code>inkscape -z -e octave-logo.png -w 256 -h 256 octave-logo.svg</code>)
    
=== Primary License ===
 
=== Primary License ===
    
GPL 3.0
 
GPL 3.0
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=== Organization Category ===
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Programming Languages and Development Tools
    
=== Technology Tags (the primary specific technologies your organization uses) (up to 5) ===
 
=== Technology Tags (the primary specific technologies your organization uses) (up to 5) ===
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mathematics, numerical computation, numerical methods, matlab, scientific computing
 
mathematics, numerical computation, numerical methods, matlab, scientific computing
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=== Proposal Tags (for applicants to use) (up to 10) ===
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=== Ideas List ===
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https://wiki.octave.org/Summer_of_Code_-_Getting_Started#Suggested_projects
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Numerical, Infrastructure, Octave Forge, Image analysis, Machine learning, GUI, Graphics, New feature, Performance, Matlab compatibility
      
=== Description (180 chars) ===
 
=== Description (180 chars) ===
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GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
 
GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
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Octave is continually being upgraded. The current version 5.1 includes a graphical user interface, support for classdef object-oriented programming, and many new and improved functions. Student projects may also involve developing or upgrading Octave Forge packages, which can be loaded to provide additional specialized functions that supplement those provided in Core Octave.
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Octave is continually being upgraded. The current version 6.1 includes a graphical user interface, support for classdef object-oriented programming, and many new and improved functions. Student projects may also involve developing or upgrading Octave Forge packages, which can be loaded to provide additional specialized functions that supplement those provided in Core Octave.
    
=== Application instructions (1500 chars) ===
 
=== Application instructions (1500 chars) ===
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<code>
 
<code>
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Post on our [mailing list](https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/octave-maintainers) or chat on [IRC](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#octave) to get feedback on your ideas, and help with any questions.
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Post on our [mailing list](https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/octave-maintainers) or chat on [IRC](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#octave) or [Discourse](https://octave.discourse.group/) to get feedback on your ideas and help with any questions.
    
Familiarize yourself with using and building Octave, and with any other skills needed to carry out your proposed project. Demonstrate this familiarity by contributing [bug fixes](https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave) or [patches](https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave) before the end of the application period.
 
Familiarize yourself with using and building Octave, and with any other skills needed to carry out your proposed project. Demonstrate this familiarity by contributing [bug fixes](https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave) or [patches](https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave) before the end of the application period.
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[Make an account](https://wiki.octave.org/Special:CreateAccount) on our Wiki and then copy and fill out Octave's [application template](https://wiki.octave.org/Template:Student_application_template_public) on your Wiki user page. Also complete your GSoC application on Melange as per Google guidelines.
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Complete your GSoC application as per Google guidelines.
    
For more details, please see the [Octave Wiki](https://wiki.octave.org/Summer_of_Code_-_Getting_Started).
 
For more details, please see the [Octave Wiki](https://wiki.octave.org/Summer_of_Code_-_Getting_Started).
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</code>
 
</code>
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=== Organization urls ===
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=== Proposal Tags (for applicants to use) (up to 10) ===
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http://www.octave.org
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Numerical, Infrastructure, Octave Forge, Image analysis, Machine learning, GUI, Graphics, New feature, Performance, Matlab compatibility
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Logo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6a/Gnu-octave-logo.svg/283px-Gnu-octave-logo.svg.png (or generate 256x256 PNG from http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/raw-file/155d8e90ee1f/doc/icons/octave-logo.svg with <code>inkscape -z -e octave-logo.png -w 256 -h 256 octave-logo.svg</code>)
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=== Contact methods ===
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Blog: http://planet.octave.org/
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Chat: https://octave.discourse.group/
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Feed: http://planet.octave.org/atom.xml
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Mailing list: https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/octave-maintainers
 
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IRC Channel: https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#octave
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Mailing List: https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/octave-maintainers
      
General Email: octave-maintainers@gnu.org
 
General Email: octave-maintainers@gnu.org
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Ideas: https://wiki.octave.org/Summer_of_Code_-_Getting_Started#Suggested_projects
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Blog: https://planet.octave.org/
 
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Application instructions: http://wiki.octave.org/Summer_of_Code_Project_Ideas#Steps_Toward_a_Successful_Application
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Source code: http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave
      
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