# What’s New in *GetFEM* 5.4¶

The main contribution of this version is a fully functional scripting language interface to Octave and support for definition and condensation of internal variables.

Released version, 2020/04/22.

The main changes are:

- A fully working Octave interface. Many thanks to Abderrahmane Bendali for the initial adaptation of this interface from Matlab’s one.
- Support for (internal) variables defined at integration points
- Full support for the automatic condensation of internal variables by local equations expressed in the generic weak form language. Useful for instance in the implementation of plasticity models.
- The use of Python 3 instead of Python 2.7 by default
- Support for Hybrid High-Order methods
- Support for the the assembly of product of terms defined on two different domains (integration on the product of two domains with a kernel, for instance).
- Support for Lumped Mass Matrix
- Support for Houbolt method