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Re: [Gnucap-devel] [GSoC] Interfacing with Octave

From: Tejas Nikumbh
Subject: Re: [Gnucap-devel] [GSoC] Interfacing with Octave
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:25:46 +0530

Hi Davis,

So , what would you suggest me as further steps? How can I get in touch
with mentors dealing with the respective projects?


On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 4:21 AM, al davis <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Monday 03 March 2014, Tejas Nikumbh wrote:
> > Thanks for the response. I have a good experience of octave
> > as well. I took a Machine Learning class, assignments of
> > which, I had to entirely do in Octave.
> >
> > Could you specify a little task for me which would help you
> > as well as me to guage my preparedness for the Octave
> > Interfacing project?
> I can't because I only use octave minimally.  Maybe somebody
> else can.
> > Are there any projects with GNUCap which involve learning
> > GTK? I'd be more than happy to learn something new and
> > contribute towards GNUCap via a GTK based project as well.
> No.  Gnucap does not use GTK, and in future might only use it
> indirectly.  GTK is a graphic library and Gnucap has no
> graphics, thus no need for a graphic library.
> On the other hand, a graphic plugin or graphic utility program
> needs a graphic library, but it would remain optional.
> > Also, could you provide me some pointers to learning GTK,
> > assuming that I am good at C++? I would go through the
> > resources and later ask you for a little task that could
> > help you as well as me guage my preparedness for this kind
> > of project.
> I don't know .. never used GTK myself.  There is probably a
> simple demo program in the GTK docs you can look at.
> I see more than one student interested in the graphics.  That's
> good in a way, but I recommend that you don't compete against
> each other.  Pick projects different enough that we need both.
> One using C++/GTK, the other using Octave are different enough
> that we might be able to justify funding both.

Tejas Nikumbh,
Fourth Year Undergraduate,
Electrical Engineering Department,
IIT Bombay.

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