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Re: More tutorials needed preferably video tutorials

From: Nicholas Jankowski
Subject: Re: More tutorials needed preferably video tutorials
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:22:24 -0500

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Jonathan Camilleri
<address@hidden> wrote:
> How about
> a) a sandbox i.e. virtual environment where algorithms are implemented
> similar to github.  I use github just the same.
> b) training videos and uploading them to youtube and other social media
> See
> c) viral marketing i.e. word of mouth, I do a lot of talking anyway :)
> Jon
> On 10 November 2015 at 19:34, Nicholas Jankowski <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM, Mike Miller <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 07:26:33 +0100, Jonathan Camilleri wrote:
>> >> May I suggest that we start preparing tutorials and videos on the use
>> >> of
>> >> Octave as this would add to its usability and perhaps expand its
>> >> functionality as we train and test the package?
>> >>
>> >> For example, many upload tutorials on or have sandboxes
>> >> prepared where video tutorials are displayed depending which is most
>> >> economical and feasible.
>> >
>> > This sounds like a good idea! Please make it happen, or find others to
>> > help if you wish to see this happen. In case you are not aware,
>> > everything in the Octave community just takes someone to put forth the
>> > effort.
>> >
>> > Maybe you could start by making a wiki page to coordinate ideas and
>> > people who are interested in helping.
>> >
>> > Best of luck,
>> >
>> Jon, I may have sent you this the other week, but in case I didn't,
>> there is an Octave wiki located at
>> Video tutorials can be very helpful. Since you're going through the
>> Octave learning curve now, it could be worthwhile if you'd start a
>> Wiki page on there and create a notional list of particular video
>> topics that would be worthwhile. Especially starting with the earlier
>> things that gave you trouble that may seem obvious to those of us who
>> have been using the software for some time.  Especially, since the
>> GUI, editor, and debugger are new to this version, there are surely a
>> lot of things that could be explained better that aren't apparent to
>> us.  We also generally get people using Octave who are familiar with
>> using Matlab, so it may be that we rely too much on the existing
>> Matlab tutorial material out there, and capturing your experiences
>> with where that's insufficient could be valuable.
>> Nick J.
> --
> Jonathan Camilleri

- I think a code repository was discussed in the past, something
Matlab Central like but with better license terms? Agora seems to come
to mind? I think Octave's is just a placeholder at the moment.

- I think youtube as a video host is fine (others may disagree), but
the idea would be to collect/organize links to them on the Octave

- as an open source project, marketing is whatever the users/admins
decide to put into it. Again, commercialization/revenue model is not
the same as what you'd likely see for proprietary software product,
but short of having a presence in different online communities (FB,
stackexchange, others) what did you envision?


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