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Scilab ❤️ Octave

John W. Eaton, the original author and primary maintainer of Octave just joined our team within ESI Group. 

Octave was first intended as an academic companion software for a chemical engineering course. But ever since its first release in 1994 (same year as Scilab !), it got closer to the Matlab language.

  • This demonstrates once again the commitment of ESI Group to open-source. Now part of our team in ESI Group, John Eaton will continue hisstrong involvement in the development of Octave. And Octave (in parallel with Scilab) will continue to grow.
  • Our team can now also provide services around Octave in order to fuel open-source developments.
  • We are currently investigating the best ways to leverage Octave in Scilab, particularly for its excellent compatibility with the Matlab language.

Don't hesitate to contact us at if you'd like to discuss projects with Octave and/or Scilab.