= Distributions =
The recommended way for installing Octave on GNU/Linux systems is via each distribution's package installation system.
== Arch Linux ==
: ''Main article: [[Octave for Slackware]]''
= Distribution independent =
Using a distribution independent approach is particularly useful if you have an older GNU/Linux distribution or if you do not have root access on your system. A common drawback of this approach is, that these solutions are running in some kind of sandbox. Thus limitations in the communication with the underlying system may exist. For example, executing system binaries outside the sandbox might be impossible.
== Flatpak ==
: ''Main article: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.octave.Octave ''
flatpak install flathub org.octave.Octave
== Guix ==
: ''Main article: https://guix.gnu.org/packages/octave-5.1.0/ ''
== Homebrew on Linux ==
"Homebrew on Linux" was formerly a fork known as Linuxbrew. It is possible to install the current release of Octave or the development version and any needed dependencies within your home directory.
Once [https://docs.brew.sh/Homebrew-on-Linux #install Homebrew is installed], Octave can be installed with the command:
brew install octave
== MXE ==
: ''Main article: [[MXE]] ''
: ''Main article: https://snapcraft.io/octave ''
snap install octave --beta
Docker == Octave is available as a Docker container. This can be used to easily run Octave in a well-defined, minimal GNU/Linux container. It can be used as a standard interactive Octave shell or to run scripts, but it may be mostly of interest to developers for use in automated build, test, or CI environments. docker pull mtmiller/octave docker run mtmiller/octave octave --version
The image is hosted at [ https://hub.docker.com/r/mtmiller/octave mtmiller/octave on Docker Hub] .