== Tweaks ==
Installing in your home directory is a method to install GNU Octave next to your repository installation at the same time. This works with every Linux distribution and is especially for old Ubuntu LTS versions very useful!
advantage is that you do not clutter your system by running ''sudo make install ''. Another advantage is that you can keep your Octave installation that is provided by your distribution.
=== Create a smart .bashrc entry ===
echo "alias octave38='~/.octave38/bin/octave'" >> ~/.bashrc
. ~/.bashrc # this will update your bashrc without doing logout and login!
If you simply enter
''octave '', you'll start your repository installation provided by your distribution. But when you enter ''octave38 '', you'll start your new snappy octave version installed to your home directory.