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== About Me ==
 
== About Me ==
  
I am a user, developer, and advocate of GNU Octave. I started using GNU
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I am a user, developer, and advocate of GNU Octave. I started using Octave around May 2007 while working on my MSEE. I started submitting bugs and patches against Octave in February 2012, mainly to fix some compilation problems I had with the latest release on an older Red Hat Enterprise 5 system I used at work. One thing led to another and I am now a co-maintainer of the Octave project, frequent contributor to both development and discussion, bug triager, tester, etc.
Octave around May 2007 while working on my MSEE. I started submitting
 
bugs and working on Octave in February 2012, mainly to fix some
 
compilation problems I had with the newest version on an older Red Hat
 
Enterprise 5.2 system I use at work. One thing led to another and I am
 
now learning my way around the code base, helping to fix bugs, test,
 
etc.
 
  
My main areas of interest within Octave are stability and consistency of
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My main areas of interest within the Octave project are
user experience, portability, particularly to different versions of
 
GNU/Linux and Unix. I maintain the [[Signal package|signal processing]]
 
and [[Communications package|communications]]
 
packages. I'm also involved in developing Octave's [[Python interface]].
 
My primary development environment is Debian GNU/Linux.
 
  
I am involved in packaging and testing Octave for both the Debian and
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* developing Octave's nascent [[Python interface]]
Ubuntu distributions. I am a member of the
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* maintaining the [[Signal package|signal processing]] and [[Communications package|communications]] packages
[http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianOctaveGroup Debian Octave Group] and
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* maintaining and improving Octave's build system
the [https://launchpad.net/~octave Ubuntu Octave Team].
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* aiming for stability and consistency of user experience, portability, particularly to different versions of GNU/Linux and Unix
  
I can be found on [https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#octave #octave]
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My primary development environment is Debian GNU/Linux, but I occasionally build and test Octave on other distributions and Unices.
as mtmx.
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I am involved in packaging and testing Octave for both the Debian and Ubuntu distributions. I am a member of the [http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianOctaveGroup Debian Octave Group] and the [https://launchpad.net/~octave Ubuntu Octave Team].
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I can be found on [https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#octave #octave] as mtmx.
  
 
My editor of choice is [[VIM|Vim]].
 
My editor of choice is [[VIM|Vim]].

Revision as of 16:28, 5 January 2017

About Me

I am a user, developer, and advocate of GNU Octave. I started using Octave around May 2007 while working on my MSEE. I started submitting bugs and patches against Octave in February 2012, mainly to fix some compilation problems I had with the latest release on an older Red Hat Enterprise 5 system I used at work. One thing led to another and I am now a co-maintainer of the Octave project, frequent contributor to both development and discussion, bug triager, tester, etc.

My main areas of interest within the Octave project are

  • developing Octave's nascent Python interface
  • maintaining the signal processing and communications packages
  • maintaining and improving Octave's build system
  • aiming for stability and consistency of user experience, portability, particularly to different versions of GNU/Linux and Unix

My primary development environment is Debian GNU/Linux, but I occasionally build and test Octave on other distributions and Unices.

I am involved in packaging and testing Octave for both the Debian and Ubuntu distributions. I am a member of the Debian Octave Group and the Ubuntu Octave Team.

I can be found on #octave as mtmx.

My editor of choice is Vim.

Octave Project Ideas

I always have more ideas for projects I would like to work on than I have time for. Please feel free to contact me about any of these ideas, borrow them, work on them, copy them to the projects page, but let me know as a courtesy and in case I have any other thoughts or partial work that might be useful.

  • Update the default oct-file template in edit.m to reflect current best practices and recommended coding style.
  • Create a complete Vim environment with User:Rik's syntax highlighting rules, indenting, if-end keyword matching, function block jumping, etc.
  • Update pygments syntax highlighting for Octave if needed.
  • Apply User:Oheim's custom css for the interval package to the communications package manual, or to the Octave core manual.
  • Make a static m-file format/style analyzer, a la pep8, that can help users teach themselves GNU Octave style conventions.
  • Adapt Debian packaging to operate on a clean hg clone, add build-deps (bison, flex, gperf), build package from any hg revision
    • Can this be used to run an automatic build of a "nightly" package on Launchpad?
    • Should any of this be applied to the official Debian packaging?
  • Query the terminal size directly from the terminal instead of readline as a fallback. Also allow COLUMNS and LINES to override terminal size.

Octave Work

See User:Mtmiller/TODO.

External Links

I work under the following profiles on these development sites. These are all related to work I've done with Octave to some degree.