About Octave Forge

Octave-Forge is a central location for 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. Image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, instrument control, and statistics packages are examples of individual Octave-Forge packages (browse the full list of packages).

The project has been selected as SourceForge Project of the Month in October 2017. Learn more about the history and purpose of Octave-Forge in the interview at SourceForge's Blog.


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.

September 10, 2017

An example package is provided.

August 13, 2017

New lists of requested general contributions and of packages with new mainainers sought.

May 19, 2018

statistics-1.4.0 released
database-2.4.3 rekeased

May 18, 2018

struct-1.0.15 released
parallel-3.12 released

May 13, 2018

instrument-control-0.3.1 released
general-2.1.0 released

May 7, 2018

ltfat-2.3.0 released

May 6, 2018

signal-1.4.0 released

April 30, 2018

io-2.4.11 released

April 17, 2018

netcdf-1.0.12 released
optiminterp-0.3.5 released
windows-1.3.0 released
zeromq-1.3.0 released

March 11, 2018

control-3.1.0 released