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Octave for openSUSE

96 bytes added, 03:56, 21 July 2017
Overhaul installation section, clarify what the science repository is (I use it as well ;-) ).
=== Installation ===
=== Octave packages === Octave binary packages are provided from the OSS repository of all actual recent openSUSE versions. Octave can be installed with the help of using [ One Click Install], YaST , or the zypper command:
zypper install octave
If you want to use latest stable version of Octave, you can use ==== The science repository.====
If you want to use '''latest stable version of Octave''', you can obtain the binary packages via [ Install using octave One Click Install ====] from the science repository.
You can use [ one click install mechanism for Octave]. ==== Manual installation ==== Add To add the science repository manually, use the zypper commands (<code><openSUSE_version></code> is for example <code>openSUSE_Leap_42.3</code>):
zypper addrepo<openSUSE_version>/science.repo
zypper refresh
Install And to install Octave from science repositorytype:
zypper install --from science octave
=== Octave Forge packages ===
[[Octave-Forge]] binary packages are provided from the OSS and science repository. You can list all available packages by the zypper command:
zypper search octave-forge*
=== Linear algebra libraries ===
openSUSE uses reference BLAS and LAPACK implementations by default, but ATLAS or OpenBLAS are usually much faster. You can switch it by update-alternatives mechanism:
=== Image export and import ===
GraphicsMagick++ library from openSUSE repositories was compiled with quantum depth 16 which limits reading and writing images to 16 bit. See more details on [[GraphicsMagick]] wiki page.

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