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=== Installation ===
  
== Pre-compiled binaries ==
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Octave binary packages are provided from the OSS repository of all recent openSUSE versions. Octave can be installed using [https://software.opensuse.org/package/octave One Click Install], YaST, or the zypper command:
  
Binary packages for Octave are provided by all versions of openSUSE. These are the most well-tested binaries available and should work best for most users.
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zypper install octave
  
  zypper in octave
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It is recommended to additionally install the development files. They are required, for installing [[#Octave Forge packages|Octave Forge]] packages outside openSUSE's OSS repository or to create applications using Octave.
  
If you want to use install latest stable version of Octave and Octave Forge packages, you can use Science repository.
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zypper install octave-devel
  
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/science/<openSUSE version>/ Science
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==== The science repository ====
zypper in octave
 
  
There <openSUSE verion> is your version of openSUSE, for example {{codeline|openSUSE_13.1}}.
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If you want to use '''latest stable version of Octave''', you can obtain the binary packages via [https://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=science&package=octave One Click Install] from the science repository.
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To add the science repository manually, use the zypper commands (<code><openSUSE_version></code> is for example <code>openSUSE_Leap_15.1</code>):
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zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/science/<openSUSE_version>/science.repo
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zypper refresh
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And to install Octave from the science repository type:
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zypper install --from science octave
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=== Octave Forge packages ===
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[[Octave Forge]] binary packages are provided from the OSS and science repository. You can list all available packages by the zypper command:
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zypper search octave-forge*
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=== Linear algebra libraries ===
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openSUSE uses reference BLAS and LAPACK implementations by default, but ATLAS or OpenBLAS are usually much faster. You can switch it by update-alternatives mechanism:
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/usr/sbin/update-alternatives --config libblas.so.3
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/usr/sbin/update-alternatives --config liblapack.so.3
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Example:
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There are 4 choices for the alternative libblas.so.3 (providing /usr/lib64/libblas.so.3).
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  Selection    Path                            Priority  Status
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* 0            /usr/lib64/libblas.so.3.4.2      50        auto mode
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  1           /usr/lib64/atlas/libsatlas.so.3  20        manual mode
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  2            /usr/lib64/atlas/libtatlas.so.3  20        manual mode
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  3            /usr/lib64/libblas.so.3.4.2      50        manual mode
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  4            /usr/lib64/libopenblasp.so.0      20        manual mode
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See [https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Science_Linear_algebra_libraries linear algebra libraries page] at openSUSE wiki for more information.
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=== Image export and import ===
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GraphicsMagick++ library from openSUSE repositories was compiled with quantum depth 16 which limits reading and writing images to 16 bit. See more details on [[GraphicsMagick]] wiki page.
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=== Bug reporting ===
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You can report openSUSE specific bugs by pressing "Report Bug" button on [https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/science/octave OBS Octave page] (openSUSE bugzilla account required).
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=== See also ===
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* https://en.opensuse.org/Octave
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[[Category:Installation]]

Latest revision as of 00:51, 28 October 2019

Installation[edit]

Octave binary packages are provided from the OSS repository of all recent openSUSE versions. Octave can be installed using One Click Install, YaST, or the zypper command:

zypper install octave

It is recommended to additionally install the development files. They are required, for installing Octave Forge packages outside openSUSE's OSS repository or to create applications using Octave.

zypper install octave-devel

The science repository[edit]

If you want to use latest stable version of Octave, you can obtain the binary packages via One Click Install from the science repository.

To add the science repository manually, use the zypper commands (<openSUSE_version> is for example openSUSE_Leap_15.1):

zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/science/<openSUSE_version>/science.repo
zypper refresh

And to install Octave from the science repository type:

zypper install --from science octave

Octave Forge packages[edit]

Octave Forge binary packages are provided from the OSS and science repository. You can list all available packages by the zypper command:

zypper search octave-forge*

Linear algebra libraries[edit]

openSUSE uses reference BLAS and LAPACK implementations by default, but ATLAS or OpenBLAS are usually much faster. You can switch it by update-alternatives mechanism:

/usr/sbin/update-alternatives --config libblas.so.3
/usr/sbin/update-alternatives --config liblapack.so.3

Example:

There are 4 choices for the alternative libblas.so.3 (providing /usr/lib64/libblas.so.3).

  Selection    Path                             Priority   Status
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* 0            /usr/lib64/libblas.so.3.4.2       50        auto mode
  1            /usr/lib64/atlas/libsatlas.so.3   20        manual mode
  2            /usr/lib64/atlas/libtatlas.so.3   20        manual mode
  3            /usr/lib64/libblas.so.3.4.2       50        manual mode
  4            /usr/lib64/libopenblasp.so.0      20        manual mode

See linear algebra libraries page at openSUSE wiki for more information.

Image export and import[edit]

GraphicsMagick++ library from openSUSE repositories was compiled with quantum depth 16 which limits reading and writing images to 16 bit. See more details on GraphicsMagick wiki page.

Bug reporting[edit]

You can report openSUSE specific bugs by pressing "Report Bug" button on OBS Octave page (openSUSE bugzilla account required).

See also[edit]