Magic squares of even order

Only a few algorithms are known which could construct magic squares of any even order (n=4,6,8,...). Usually most of the algorithms use the symmetry of double-even and the asymmetry of the single-even squares, so that these methods will only work for a special group of magic squares.

But there are also some algorithms to create magic squares for all even orders. The most famous algorithm is related to Devedec, who found a rather complicated pattern. The second algorithm was published as a computer program. The author of the program mentioned that he found this algorithm somewhere, but didn't cite the original author.

Method
Devedec
Lecornu
Planck
Unknown author

All algorithms are described in detail in chapter Magic Squares of even Order (german: Gerade Ordnungen) together with some other PDF documents.

DocumentsDetailed description of algorithms to create magic squares