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=Installers for Microsoft Windows=
 
=Installers for Microsoft Windows=
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The easiest way to install GNU Octave on Microsoft Windows is by using [http://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/ MXE] builds.  For the current release, both 32-bit and 64-bit installers and zip archived packages (.zip and .7z formats) can be found at https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/windows/.  
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The easiest way to install GNU Octave on Microsoft Windows is by using [http://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/ MXE] builds.  For the current release, both 32-bit and 64-bit installers and zip archived packages (.zip and .7z formats) can be found at https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/download.html under the Windows tab.  
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* For executable installers: the user can simply run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen installation prompts.  It is recommended that the installation path does not include spaces or non-ASCII characters.  Shortcuts to the program will be created automatically.
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* For executable (.exe) installers: the user can simply run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen installation prompts.  It is recommended that the installation path does not include spaces or non-ASCII characters.  Shortcuts to the program will be created automatically.
    
* For the 7z/zip archives:  
 
* For the 7z/zip archives:  
 
# 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.
 
# 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.)  
 
# 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.
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# If a command-line only instance of Octave is desired, the user can create another 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-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.
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# IMPORTANT: Run the {{Path|post-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==
 
==Packages==
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A typical output (for version {{Release}}) is:
 
A typical output (for version {{Release}}) is:
 
                                                                                              
 
                                                                                              
Package Name       | Version | Installation directory
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    Package Name         | Version | Installation directory
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    communications  |  1.2.1 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\communications-1.2.1
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                  audio  |  2.0.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/audio-2.0.0
            control  |  3.1.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\control-3.1.0
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        communications  |  1.2.2 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/communications-1.2.2
    data-smoothing  |  1.3.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\data-smoothing-1.3.0
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                control  |  3.2.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/control-3.2.0
          database  |  2.4.3 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\database-2.4.3
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        data-smoothing  |  1.3.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/data-smoothing-1.3.0
          dataframe  |  1.2.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\dataframe-1.2.0
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              database  |  2.4.4 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/database-2.4.4
              dicom  |  0.2.1 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\dicom-0.2.1
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              dataframe  |  1.2.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/dataframe-1.2.0
          financial  |  0.5.3 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\financial-0.5.3
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                  dicom  |  0.2.2 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/dicom-0.2.2
              fits  |  1.0.7 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\fits-1.0.7
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              financial  |  0.5.3 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/financial-0.5.3
fuzzy-logic-toolkit |  0.4.5 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\fuzzy-logic-toolkit-0.4.5
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                  fits  |  1.0.7 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/fits-1.0.7
                ga  |  0.10.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\ga-0.10.0
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    fuzzy-logic-toolkit |  0.4.5 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/fuzzy-logic-toolkit-0.4.5
            general  |  2.1.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\general-2.1.0
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                    ga  |  0.10.1 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/ga-0.10.1
      generate_html  |  0.3.1 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\generate_html-0.3.1
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                general  |  2.1.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/general-2.1.0
          geometry  |  3.0.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\geometry-3.0.0
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          generate_html  |  0.3.1 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/generate_html-0.3.1
                gsl  |  2.1.1 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\gsl-2.1.1
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              geometry  |  3.0.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/geometry-3.0.0
              image  |  2.10.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\image-2.10.0
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                    gsl  |  2.1.1 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/gsl-2.1.1
instrument-control  |  0.3.1 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\instrument-control-0.3.1
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                  image  |  2.10.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/image-2.10.0
          interval  |  3.2.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\interval-3.2.0
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    instrument-control  |  0.4.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/instrument-control-0.4.0
                io  |  2.4.12 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\io-2.4.12
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              interval  |  3.2.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/interval-3.2.0
    linear-algebra  |  2.2.2 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\linear-algebra-2.2.2
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                    io  |  2.4.13 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/io-2.4.13
              lssa  |  0.1.3 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\lssa-0.1.3
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        linear-algebra  |  2.2.3 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/linear-algebra-2.2.3
              ltfat  |  2.3.1 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\ltfat-2.3.1
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                  lssa  |  0.1.3 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/lssa-0.1.3
            mapping  |  1.2.1 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\mapping-1.2.1
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                  ltfat  |  2.3.1 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/ltfat-2.3.1
      miscellaneous  |  1.2.1 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\miscellaneous-1.2.1
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                mapping  |  1.2.1 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/mapping-1.2.1
                nan  |  3.1.4 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\nan-3.1.4
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          miscellaneous  |  1.3.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/miscellaneous-1.3.0
            netcdf  |  1.0.12 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\netcdf-1.0.12
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                    nan  |  3.4.5 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/nan-3.4.5
              nurbs  |  1.3.13 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\nurbs-1.3.13
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                netcdf  |  1.0.12 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/netcdf-1.0.12
                ocs  |  0.1.5 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\ocs-0.1.5
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                  nurbs  |  1.3.13 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/nurbs-1.3.13
            odepkg  |  0.8.5 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\odepkg-0.8.5
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                    ocs  |  0.1.5 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/ocs-0.1.5
              optim  |  1.5.3 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\optim-1.5.3
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                odepkg  |  0.8.5 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/odepkg-0.8.5
        optiminterp  |  0.3.5 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\optiminterp-0.3.5
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                  optim  |  1.6.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/optim-1.6.0
        quaternion  |  2.4.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\quaternion-2.4.0
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            optiminterp  |  0.3.5 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/optiminterp-0.3.5
          queueing  |  1.2.6 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\queueing-1.2.6
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            quaternion  |  2.4.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/quaternion-2.4.0
            signal  |  1.4.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\signal-1.4.0
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              queueing  |  1.2.6 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/queueing-1.2.6
            sockets  |  1.2.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\sockets-1.2.0
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                signal  |  1.4.1 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/signal-1.4.1
          sparsersb  |  1.0.6 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\sparsersb-1.0.6
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                sockets  |  1.2.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/sockets-1.2.0
            specfun  |  1.1.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\specfun-1.1.0
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              sparsersb  |  1.0.6 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/sparsersb-1.0.6
            splines  |  1.3.2 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\splines-1.3.2
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                specfun  |  1.1.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/specfun-1.1.0
        statistics  |  1.4.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\statistics-1.4.0
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                splines  |  1.3.3 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/splines-1.3.3
                stk  |  2.5.1 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\stk-2.5.1
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            statistics  |  1.4.1 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/statistics-1.4.1
            strings  |  1.2.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\strings-1.2.0
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                    stk  |  2.6.1 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/stk-2.6.1
            struct  |  1.0.15 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\struct-1.0.15
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                strings  |  1.2.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/strings-1.2.0
            tisean  |  0.2.3 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\tisean-0.2.3
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                struct  |  1.0.16 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/struct-1.0.16
                tsa  |  4.4.5 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\tsa-4.4.5
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                tisean  |  0.2.3 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/tisean-0.2.3
              video  |  1.2.4 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\video-1.2.4
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                    tsa  |  4.6.2 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/tsa-4.6.2
            windows  |  1.3.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\windows-1.3.0
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                  video  |  1.2.4 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/video-1.2.4
            zeromq  |  1.3.0 | C:\Octave\OCTAVE~1.0-W\mingw64\share\octave\packages\zeromq-1.3.0
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                windows  |  1.4.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/windows-1.4.0
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                zeromq  |  1.5.0 | __OH__/share/octave/packages/zeromq-1.5.0
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(__OH__) refers to the location of the OCTAVE_HOME environment variable.
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If Octave was installed from a zip of 7z archive and you did not run the {{Path|post-install.bat}} file, you may need to run:
 
If Octave was installed from a zip of 7z archive and you did not run the {{Path|post-install.bat}} file, you may need to run:
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