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Using a distribution independent approach is particularly useful if you have an older GNU/Linux distribution or if you do not have root access on your system. A common drawback of this approach is, that these solutions are running in some kind of sandbox. Thus limitations in the communication with the underlying system may exist.  For example, executing system binaries outside the sandbox might be impossible.
  
 
== Flatpak ==
 
== Flatpak ==
  
https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.octave.Octave
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: ''Main article: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.octave.Octave''
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flatpak install flathub org.octave.Octave
  
 
== Guix ==
 
== Guix ==
  
https://guix.gnu.org/packages/octave-5.1.0/
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: ''Main article: https://guix.gnu.org/packages/octave-5.1.0/''
  
 
== Homebrew on Linux ==
 
== Homebrew on Linux ==
 
<div id="Linuxbrew"></div>
 
<div id="Linuxbrew"></div>
  
Octave is provided by the [https://brew.sh/ 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.
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"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.
  
Homebrew can be installed with the command:
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Once [https://docs.brew.sh/Homebrew-on-Linux#install Homebrew is installed], Octave can be installed with the command:
  
  sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Linuxbrew/install/master/install.sh)"
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  brew install octave
  
It can be added to your shell environment and future login environments with:
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== MXE ==
  
test -d ~/.linuxbrew && eval $(~/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)
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: ''Main article: [[MXE]]''
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:
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== Snapcraft ==
  
brew install octave
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: ''Main article: https://snapcraft.io/octave''
 
 
== Snapcraft ==
 
  
https://snapcraft.io/octave Snapcraft
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snap install octave --beta
  
 
== Docker ==
 
== Docker ==

Revision as of 01:15, 23 October 2019

Distributions

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

Arch Linux

Main article: Octave for Arch Linux
pacman -S octave

Debian and Debian-based (such as Ubuntu)

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

Fedora

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

Gentoo

emerge --ask sci-mathematics/octave

openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise

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

Red Hat Enterprise/CentOS

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.

Slackware

Main article: Octave for Slackware


Distribution independent

Using a distribution independent approach is particularly useful if you have an older GNU/Linux distribution or if you do not have root access on your system. A common drawback of this approach is, that these solutions are running in some kind of sandbox. Thus limitations in the communication with the underlying system may exist. For example, executing system binaries outside the sandbox might be impossible.

Flatpak

Main article: https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.octave.Octave
flatpak install flathub org.octave.Octave

Guix

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

Homebrew on Linux

"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.

Once Homebrew is installed, Octave can be installed with the command:

brew install octave

MXE

Main article: MXE

Snapcraft

Main article: https://snapcraft.io/octave
snap install octave --beta

Docker

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.