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DistributionsEdit

The recommended way for installing Octave on GNU/Linux systems is via each distribution's package installation system.

Arch LinuxEdit

Main article: Octave for Arch Linux
pacman -S octave

Debian and Debian-based (such as Ubuntu)Edit

Main article: Octave for Debian systems
apt install octave
apt install liboctave-dev  # development files

FedoraEdit

Main article: Octave for Red Hat Linux systems
dnf install octave
dnf install octave-devel  # development files

GentooEdit

emerge --ask sci-mathematics/octave

openSUSE and SUSE Linux EnterpriseEdit

Main article: Octave for openSUSE
zypper install octave
zypper install octave-devel  # development files

Red Hat Enterprise/CentOSEdit

Main article: Octave for Red Hat Linux systems
yum install epel-release
yum install octave
yum install octave-devel  # development files

If the above does not work, follow these instructions to set up your system to install packages from EPEL.

SlackwareEdit

Main article: Octave for Slackware


Distribution independentEdit

FlatpakEdit

https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.octave.Octave

GuixEdit

https://guix.gnu.org/packages/octave-5.1.0/

Homebrew on LinuxEdit

Octave is provided by the Homebrew package manager, which is a cross-distribution packaging system. "Homebrew on Linux" was formerly a fork known as Linuxbrew. It is possible to install the current release of Octave or the development version and any needed dependencies within your home directory. This is particularly useful if you have an older GNU/Linux distribution or if you do not have root access.

Homebrew can be installed with the command:

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Linuxbrew/install/master/install.sh)"

It can be added to your shell environment and future login environments with:

test -d ~/.linuxbrew && eval $(~/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)
test -d /home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew && eval $(/home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)
test -r ~/.bash_profile && echo "eval \$($(brew --prefix)/bin/brew shellenv)" >>~/.bash_profile
echo "eval \$($(brew --prefix)/bin/brew shellenv)" >>~/.profile

Once set up, Octave can be installed with the command:

brew install octave

SnapcraftEdit

https://snapcraft.io/octave Snapcraft

DockerEdit

Octave is available as a Docker container. This can be used to easily run Octave in a well-defined, minimal GNU/Linux container. It can be used as a standard interactive Octave shell or to run scripts, but it may be mostly of interest to developers for use in automated build, test, or CI environments.

docker pull mtmiller/octave
docker run mtmiller/octave octave --version

The image is hosted at mtmiller/octave on Docker Hub.