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== Octave for Linux on Dex (Samsung Android devices) ==
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== GNURoot Octave ==
  
Linux on Dex (LoD) is an application that runs on some Android devices made by Samsung, including their smart phones and tablets. Check the Linux on Dex website https://www.linuxondex.com to see if your device is supported. Linux on Dex is still in beta testing, so the information below may change.  
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The Android app [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gnuroot.octave GNURoot Octave] in the Google play store is built and maintained by Corbin Champion. It is not part of the GNU Octave project. Thus please use the following GitHub pages for questions and bug reports:
  
To build Octave on LoD, do the following. This assumes you have LoD working. If not, follow the instructions on the LoD website.
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* https://github.com/corbinlc/GNURootDebian
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* https://github.com/corbinlc/octave4android
  
1. Many of the packages that Octave needs are not in the default Ubuntu installation. You will need to install them using "sudo apt install <package>". First, you need the compilers gcc, and gfortran. There are other packages that are essential to download: "libblas", "liblapack", "libatlas" and their development counterparts with the "-dev" extension.
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The implementation has been done in close cooperation with the Octave developers and makes use of the Octave source code without essential changes. Thus, it is fully compatible with the versions of Octave on other platforms.
  
2. Remove all "libopenblas" packages with "sudo apt remove libopenblas*". The OpenBLAS library in the default Ubuntu distribution does not work with Octave. You have to remove it. See details here: https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?56900
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Some probably outdated build instructions for the older "octave4android" app:
  
3. Unpack the Octave source code and enter the directory. Make a directory "mkdir my_build", enter that directory and issue "../configure". This will start the configure script. Look at the output at the end of the configure process to see what packages are not found by the script. Many of these will be things you want/need in terms of functionality. You can search for the packages available using the command "apt search", and install the ones you want using "sudo apt install <package>" before compiling. If you want to install Octave in "my_build" be sure to issue "../configure --prefix=`pwd`" from this directory.
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* https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/octave-maintainers/2013-10/msg00406.html
  
4. In the "my_build" directory issue "make" and "make install".
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== Octave for Linux on Dex (Samsung Android devices) ==
  
You should now have a working installation in, e.g., /home/dextop/path_to/octave-5.1.0/my_build/
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[https://www.linuxondex.com/ Linux on Dex (LoD)] is an application (beta testing status) that runs on some Samsung Android devices.
  
Graphics:
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To build Octave on LoD, do the following. This assumes you have LoD working. If not, follow the instructions on the LoD website.
  
1. If you set the graphics toolbox to "gnuplot", Octave should generate plots correctly. If it does not, set the environment variable GNUTERM to x11. The default shell in LoD is bash, and you can either issue "export GNUTERM=x11" in the bash terminal or in your octave session issuing "setenv GNUTERM x11". You can also add "setenv GNUTERM x11" to your .octaverc file to do this automatically.
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# Many of the packages that Octave needs are not in the default Ubuntu installation. You will need to install them using <code>sudo apt install <package></code>. First, you need the compilers gcc, and gfortran. There are other packages that are essential to download: "libblas", "liblapack", "libatlas" and their development counterparts with the "-dev" extension.
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# Remove all "libopenblas" packages with <code>sudo apt remove libopenblas*</code>. The OpenBLAS library from the default Ubuntu distribution does not work with Octave. You have to remove it. For details see bug {{bug|56900}}.
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# Unpack the Octave source code and enter the directory. Create a build directory <code>mkdir my_build</code>, enter that directory and issue <code>../configure</code>. This will start the configure script. Look at the output at the end of the configure process to see what packages are not found by the script. Many of these will be things you want/need in terms of functionality. You can search for the packages available using the command "apt search", and install the ones you want using <code>sudo apt install <package></code> before compiling. If you want to install Octave in "my_build" be sure to issue <code>../configure --prefix=`pwd`</code> from this directory.
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# In the {{Path|my_build}} directory issue <code>make</code> and <code>make install</code>.
  
2. If you want to use Qt graphics it will take some work, and may or may not be possible. It has not been tested by anyone. You will need to download the package libandroid-shmem from https://github.com/termux/libandroid-shmem, get it working, and then recompile Octave linking to this library. There are more detailed instructions regarding the compilation on the github website.
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Now you should have a working installation in, e.g., {{Path|/home/dextop/path_to/octave-5.1.0/my_build/}}.
  
== Android app ==
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Graphics:
 
 
The Android app [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.octave Octave] in Google play is built and maintained by Corbin Champion and not part of the GNU Octave project.
 
 
 
The source and some build instructions for the installer can be found here
 
* https://github.com/corbinlc/octave4android/
 
 
 
This link might have some other, perhaps now outdated, build instructions:
 
* http://octave.1599824.n4.nabble.com/Octave-on-Android-td4658392.html
 
  
You are offered a choice of downloading the app, for which a donation is requested, or you can download the full source and build your own version for free. This will require the Octave sources, Corbin's GitHub repository, and the Android SDK.  
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# If you set the graphics toolbox to "gnuplot", Octave should generate plots correctly. If it does not, set the environment variable GNUTERM to x11. The default shell in LoD is bash, and you can either issue <code>export GNUTERM=x11</code> in the bash terminal or in your octave session issuing "setenv GNUTERM x11". You can also add <code>setenv GNUTERM x11</code> to your {{Path|.octaverc}} file to do this automatically.
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# If you want to use Qt graphics it will take some work, and may or may not be possible. It has not been tested by anyone. You will need to download the package [https://github.com/termux/libandroid-shmem libandroid-shmem], get it working, and then recompile Octave linking to this library. There are more detailed instructions regarding the compilation on the github website.
  
This implementation has been done in close cooperation with the Octave developers and makes use of the current Octave source essentially without any change. Thus, it is fully compatible with the versions of Octave on other platforms.
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Latest revision as of 00:27, 23 October 2019

GNURoot Octave[edit]

The Android app GNURoot Octave in the Google play store is built and maintained by Corbin Champion. It is not part of the GNU Octave project. Thus please use the following GitHub pages for questions and bug reports:

The implementation has been done in close cooperation with the Octave developers and makes use of the Octave source code without essential changes. Thus, it is fully compatible with the versions of Octave on other platforms.

Some probably outdated build instructions for the older "octave4android" app:

Octave for Linux on Dex (Samsung Android devices)[edit]

Linux on Dex (LoD) is an application (beta testing status) that runs on some Samsung Android devices.

To build Octave on LoD, do the following. This assumes you have LoD working. If not, follow the instructions on the LoD website.

  1. Many of the packages that Octave needs are not in the default Ubuntu installation. You will need to install them using sudo apt install <package>. First, you need the compilers gcc, and gfortran. There are other packages that are essential to download: "libblas", "liblapack", "libatlas" and their development counterparts with the "-dev" extension.
  2. Remove all "libopenblas" packages with sudo apt remove libopenblas*. The OpenBLAS library from the default Ubuntu distribution does not work with Octave. You have to remove it. For details see bug #56900.
  3. Unpack the Octave source code and enter the directory. Create a build directory mkdir my_build, enter that directory and issue ../configure. This will start the configure script. Look at the output at the end of the configure process to see what packages are not found by the script. Many of these will be things you want/need in terms of functionality. You can search for the packages available using the command "apt search", and install the ones you want using sudo apt install <package> before compiling. If you want to install Octave in "my_build" be sure to issue ../configure --prefix=`pwd` from this directory.
  4. In the my_build directory issue make and make install.

Now you should have a working installation in, e.g., /home/dextop/path_to/octave-5.1.0/my_build/.

Graphics:

  1. If you set the graphics toolbox to "gnuplot", Octave should generate plots correctly. If it does not, set the environment variable GNUTERM to x11. The default shell in LoD is bash, and you can either issue export GNUTERM=x11 in the bash terminal or in your octave session issuing "setenv GNUTERM x11". You can also add setenv GNUTERM x11 to your .octaverc file to do this automatically.
  2. If you want to use Qt graphics it will take some work, and may or may not be possible. It has not been tested by anyone. You will need to download the package libandroid-shmem, get it working, and then recompile Octave linking to this library. There are more detailed instructions regarding the compilation on the github website.