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Build from source

528 bytes added, 02:59, 10 January 2012
Added short introduction and a couple of sentences to the Build section
To compile Octave, you will also need a recent version of GNU Make. You must have GNU Make to compile octave. Octave's Makefiles use features of GNU Make that are not present in other versions of make. GNU Make is very portable and easy to install.
Building Octave can be as simple as downloading the source and running the following three commands in your Linux shell:
make install
However, Octave is a complex program with many dependencies. This page details each of the steps, some issues that may arise with each step and the dependencies that Octave either requires, or will use if available.
After running configure simply run
Note that the compilation of Octave can take some time.
Finally, to install Octave on your system run
make install
*[[Octave for Mac|Mac OS X]]
=Distributed building=


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