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* 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.)  
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# 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 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.
 
# 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.
 
# 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.
 
# 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.
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* note: users who have problems running .vbs files due to local security policy or software can instead make a shortcut to the {{Path|octave.bat}} file located in {{Path|\mingw32\bin}} or {{Path|\mingw64\bin}}, depending on the version of Octave installed.
    
==Packages==
 
==Packages==
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   >> pkg list
 
   >> pkg list
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The output for packages included in version {{Release}} installed into C:\Octave is:
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The output for packages included in version {{Release}} installed into {{Path|C:\Octave}} is:
 
                                                                                              
 
                                                                                              
 
     Package Name        | Version | Installation directory
 
     Package Name        | Version | Installation directory
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