Octave <www.octave.org> is a program-package
(GNU licensed) to perform numerical scientifiic
It is developped as (gcc) cpp-UNIX-code and has been
successfully ported to OS/2 (EMX) by Klaus Gebhardt.
I used his port(s) for about 8 years.
Unfortunately around 2000, Klaus left
Univ. of Darmstadt and since that time,
Octave-OS/2 hasn't been updated anymore.
In the meantime the Octave developpers
made a large effort to implement new features
like handling multidimentional arrays/objects
and new methods for solving complicated
Differential Equations effeciently etc...
Hence Klaus' port -which worked fine-
became essentially outdated in the meantime.
The mentioned new powerful features of Octave
brought it quite close to the widely used
(commercial) MatLab <www.mathworks.com> package
and consequently attracted many Win* users.
Currently, the latest Octave package is V2.1.52 .
It is distributed with makefiles, which allow
compilation under Win* (Cygwin gcc package).
Unfortunately, I'm no Unix-2-OS2 guru, because
my focus was solving mathematical problems and
not the system-related problems behind.
I've tried to compile this stuff using EMX-09d
but I didn't succeed.
In the meantime, ports to many ... many operating
systems are available, but OS2 / ecs is missing!
In my opinion OS/2 - community should participate in
such a rapidly developping numerical package.
Can anybody, who has the necessary Unix-2-OS2
skills try to port the Octave > V2.1.52 package
to OS/2 ?
Or even better: provide/implement OS/2
as a target into the makefiles ?