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 | |
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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.