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.

OctConf 2018

The upcoming Octave Conference 2018 will be held at CERN (near Geneva, Switzerland) from March 12 until March 15. The conference is free of charge, but a registration is required. Please see the Octave wiki for more information.

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.

January 12, 2018

io-2.4.10 released

January 11, 2018

financial-0.5.1 released

January 6, 2018

io-2.4.9 released

January 6, 2018

doctest-0.6.1 released

December 28, 2017

doctest-0.6.0 released

December 21, 2017

interval-3.1.0 released

November 10, 2017

image-2.6.2 released

October 21, 2017

io-2.4.8 released