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Agena 2.9.3

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What is Agena ?

Agena is an easy-to-learn procedural programming language designed to be used in science, scripting, and many other applications.
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 Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, eComStation - OS/2, DOS, Solaris, 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 developed at PUC-Rio.

What does the name Agena mean ?
Agena is the tenth brightest star in the night sky, 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

November 17, 2015
Agena 2.9.3 is out.

April 15, 2015
The Agena discussion forum has been opened.

November 29, 2010
The author talks about Agena on

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