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What is Agena ?

Agena is an easy-to-learn procedural programming language designed to be used in scientific, educational, linguistic, graphical, and many other applications, including scripting.
What can you do with Agena ?
Agena provides you with all the means to implement your ideas quickly: fast real and complex arithmetics, efficient text processing, graphics, flexible data structures, intelligent procedures, simple package management, plus various configuration facilities in multi-user environments.

You can download installers for Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, eComStation - OS/2, DOS, and Raspberry Pi.

OpenSolaris Screenshot
AgenaEdit in Action on Windows 7
  What is AgenaEdit ?

Agena is shipped with a simple editor called AgenaEdit featuring syntax-highlighting and an integrated Agena environment.

How does Agena's syntax look like ?
The syntax resembles very simplified Algol 68 with elements taken from Maple, Lua and SQL. Click here to take a tour.

How has it been implemented ?
Agena is based on the ANSI C source code of Lua, a popular and widely used Open Source programming language. AgenaEdit is based on an editor created by Bill Spitzak and others for FLTK 1.1.

What does the name Agena mean ?
Agena is the second brightest star in the constellation Centaurus, and the name of an unmanned target vehicle used in the 1960s during NASA's Gemini missions. Click here for some pictures of past times.

Agena on Sun OpenSolaris 2010.03

Latest News

March 30, 2015
Agena 2.5.1 is out.

September 08, 2014
Agena runs again on eComStation - OS/2.

October 30, 2013
Agena supports Raspberry Pi.

November 29, 2010
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