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==FreeBSD==
 
==FreeBSD==
If you're running FreeBSD you have two options: you can build from source (via ports) or get the precompiled package:
 
  
*Using ports:  
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The easiest way to obtain GNU Octave is to install the precompiled package as root user:
Make sure you have your port tree updated. Check FreeBSD documentation about how to do that. Then, as root, type:  
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pkg_add -r octave
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Another possibility is to build Octave from source via Ports<ref>https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/math/octave</ref>. Make sure you have your Port tree updated. Check [https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports.html FreeBSD documentation] about how to do that. Then, as root, type:  
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  cd /usr/ports/math/octave  
 
  cd /usr/ports/math/octave  
 
  make install clean  
 
  make install clean  
  
After a while you should have your octave ready to use.
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Some [[Octave Forge]] packages can be installed in the same way:
  
*Using packages:
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  pkg_add -r octave-forge
As root type:
 
  pkg_add -r octave  
 
If everything goes fine, it'll fetch the package and install it.
 
  
Either way it may also be a good idea to install the package called "octave-forge"
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or via Ports<ref>https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/math/octave-forge</ref>.
  
 
== OpenBSD ==
 
== OpenBSD ==

Revision as of 18:39, 22 October 2019

For other Unix systems you may have to build Octave from source.

FreeBSD

The easiest way to obtain GNU Octave is to install the precompiled package as root user:

pkg_add -r octave

Another possibility is to build Octave from source via Ports[1]. Make sure you have your Port tree updated. Check FreeBSD documentation about how to do that. Then, as root, type:

cd /usr/ports/math/octave 
make install clean 

Some Octave Forge packages can be installed in the same way:

pkg_add -r octave-forge

or via Ports[2].

OpenBSD

Octave can be installed on OpenBSD by installing the precompiled package or by building from source.

The Octave package for OpenBSD is currently at version 3.0.5. Install it as root:

 pkg_add octave

Building from source on OpenBSD takes a bit of work at the moment, see

Compiling on OpenBSD for more details.