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Interview: Jesper Schmidt Hansen, author of GNU Octave Beginner's Guide

Oct 24, 2011, 02:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by edwood)

[ Thanks to Edwood Ocasio for this link. ]

"Jesper: I have been wanting to write a text on GNU Octave for quite a long time. Originally, my idea was to write about how you can use Octave for complex dynamical analysis, for example, how to solve partial differential equations and do simple bifurcation analysis. As most people would know, going from having an idea to actually carry it out takes some dedication – and a lot of time – so besides a few notes I never got to write anything useful. In the spring of 2010 my good friend Kenneth Geisshirt informed me that Packt Publishing was looking for an author who had experience in Octave and who was interested in writing a beginner's book. I contacted Packt and we after one week the editor and I had agreed on the book content and I had signed the contract. It was exactly this sort of catalyst I needed to get started."

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