Octave and Player/Stage

Many research robots use Player/Stage as “middleware” between hardware and software. It previously supported C, C++, Python, and TCL, among others. This library adds support for GNU Octave.

Currently this supports position, sonar, bumper, simulation, and blobfinder (somewhat incompletely, but probably in all the really important ways). Feel free to add others, it’s remarkably easy.

If you’re having trouble getting this to work, ensure your Octave installation supports shared libraries.



You must install from the source tarball above. Installation requires the octave development libraries, called octave*-headers in Debian and its derivatives (including Ubuntu).

Untar the archive someplace

tar -xvzf octplayer*.tar.gz

cd octplayer


sudo make install



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