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= Installers for Microsoft Windows =
===Octave-4.0.0 1===
The easiest way to install GNU Octave on Microsoft Windows is using [http://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/ MXE] builds. For the current 4.0.0 release installers can be found at [https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/windows/ ftp.gnu.org].
Known issues specific to windows version 4.0.01.
#Both cli and gui cannot handle path name of which contains non-ascii characters. (For 3.8, cli can handle non-ascii code if codepage is properly set to the machine locale)
#Both cli and gui cannot represent non-ascii characters on screen (cli) or command window (gui). (For 3.8, cli can handle non-ascii code if codepage is properly set to the machine locale)
====Packages====
Pre-build octave-forge packages are not prepared from octave-3.8 or later for windowsofficial release. You can install some octave-forge packages using archived sources and build script. However, small flaws exist in current octave-4.0.0_0 distribution. Before install, correct version number Please confirm the package list to type the below from the prompr of general and signal packages version to 2.0.0 and 1.3.2, respectively and comment out install io package as "#try_install io-2.2.7.tar.gz" in C:\octave\octave-4.0.0\src\build_packages.m". Then execute
>> cd C:\octave\octave-4.0.0\src >> build_packages >> pkg install -forge iolist
Other octave-forge packages may can be installed by
>> pkg install -forge (package name)
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