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Octave for Microsoft Windows

225 bytes removed, 13 October
Remove note about Win XP and package installation issues, as we do no longer support that OS. Some minor improvement.
:''This article is about using pre-built installers of Octave for Windows; for instructions about building it, see [[Windows Installer]].''
{{Note|Windows installers are available for the latest version of '''Octave ({{Release}}, released on {{Release Date}}) ''' from https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/windows/. }} Users are encouraged to use the latest version unless a specific feature or requirement warrants using an older version of the software. Version specific instructions and installation notes are provided below. :'''Note:''' As of version 4.4.1, '''Octave no longer supports Windows XP'''. There may be some workarounds to get Octave installed and running in command line mode (see Bug {{bug|54662}}), but maintainers cannot provide support and troubleshooting for this beyond what has already been documented.
=Installers for Microsoft Windows=
# Extract the file content to a directory on the harddrive (such as {{Path|C:\Octave}}). Spaces or non-ASCII characters in the path are discouraged and may cause program errors.
# Manually create a shortcut to the {{Path|octave.vbs}} file in the main installation directory. (Right-click on the file, select 'Create Shortcut', and move the new shortcut to your desired location.)
# If a command-line only instance of Octave is desired, the user can create a shortcut as stated above, right-click on the shortcut, select Properties, and add ''<code>--no-gui'' </code> to the end of the Target field.# Run the {{Path|post_installpost-install.bat}} file before running Octave the first time to reduce plot delays due to the Windows font cache and make the pre-installed packages visible to the system.
==Packages==
A typical output (for version {{Release}}) is:
Package Name | Version | Installation directory
--------------------+---------+-----------------------
communications | 1.2.1 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\communications-1.2.1 control | 3.1.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\control-3.1.0 data-smoothing | 1.3.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\data-smoothing-1.3.0 database | 2.4.3 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\database-2.4.3 dataframe | 1.2.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\dataframe-1.2.0 dicom | 0.2.1 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\dicom-0.2.1 financial | 0.5.3 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\financial-0.5.3 fits | 1.0.7 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\fits-1.0.7 fuzzy-logic-toolkit | 0.4.5 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\fuzzy-logic-toolkit-0.4.5 ga | 0.10.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\ga-0.10.0 general | 2.1.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\general-2.1.0 generate_html | 0.3.1 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\generate_html-0.3.1 geometry | 3.0.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\geometry-3.0.0 gsl | 2.1.1 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\gsl-2.1.1 image | 2.10.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\image-2.10.0 instrument-control | 0.3.1 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\instrument-control-0.3.1 interval | 3.2.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\interval-3.2.0 io | 2.4.12 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\io-2.4.12 linear-algebra | 2.2.2 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\linear-algebra-2.2.2 lssa | 0.1.3 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\lssa-0.1.3 ltfat | 2.3.1 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\ltfat-2.3.1 mapping | 1.2.1 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\mapping-1.2.1 miscellaneous | 1.2.1 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\miscellaneous-1.2.1 nan | 3.1.4 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\nan-3.1.4 netcdf | 1.0.12 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\netcdf-1.0.12 nurbs | 1.3.13 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\nurbs-1.3.13 ocs | 0.1.5 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\ocs-0.1.5 odepkg | 0.8.5 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\odepkg-0.8.5 optim | 1.5.3 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\optim-1.5.3 optiminterp | 0.3.5 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\optiminterp-0.3.5 quaternion | 2.4.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\quaternion-2.4.0 queueing | 1.2.6 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\queueing-1.2.6 signal | 1.4.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\signal-1.4.0 sockets | 1.2.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\sockets-1.2.0 sparsersb | 1.0.6 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\sparsersb-1.0.6 specfun | 1.1.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\specfun-1.1.0 splines | 1.3.2 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\splines-1.3.2 statistics | 1.4.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\statistics-1.4.0 stk | 2.5.1 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\stk-2.5.1 strings | 1.2.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\strings-1.2.0 struct | 1.0.15 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\struct-1.0.15 tisean | 0.2.3 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\tisean-0.2.3 tsa | 4.4.5 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\tsa-4.4.5 video | 1.2.4 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\video-1.2.4 windows | 1.3.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\windows-1.3.0 zeromq | 1.3.0 | C:\Programs\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\zeromq-1.3.0 If Octave was installed from a zip of 7z archive, you may need to run: >> pkg rebuild
All packages can be updated to the latest version by running:
Detailed instructions for installing individual Octave Forge packages are given at https://octave.sourceforge.io/packages.php.
 '''Note that a security related issue in Windows XP currently prevents Octave from retrieving packages from the website automatically. When running under that Operating System manual package installation is necessary.''' =GNU Octave 4.4.1 on [https://cygwin.com/ cygwin]=
*'''Maintainer:''' Marco Atzeri

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