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Octave for Windows


From Octave GNU Octave is primarily developed on GNU/Linux and other POSIX conformal systems. The ports of GNU Octave to Windows use different approaches to get most of the original Octave and adapt it to Microsoft Windows idiosyncrasies (eg: dynamic libraries, file paths, permissions, environment variables, GUI system, etc). Bear this in mind and don't panic if you get unexpected results. There are a lot of suggestions on the mailing lists for tuning your Octave installation. About version numbers (Feb 2012): The 3.6.x are current releases. The 3.4.x are previous releases. The 3.2.x are very old releases.

Contents
1 Standalone ports 1.1 Octave-3.6.1-mingw + octaveforge pkgs 1.1.1 Files for manual installation 1.1.2 Manual installation instructions 1.1.3 Manual installation instructions for the Octave-forge packages 1.1.4 Optional installation of Notepad++ as an editor (recommended) 1.1.5 Troubleshooting 1.2 Octave-3.6.0-mingw + octaveforge pkgs 1.2.1 Files for manual installation 1.2.2 Manual installation instructions 1.2.3 Manual installation instructions for the Octave-forge packages 1.2.4 Optional installation of Notepad++ as an editor (recommended) 1.2.5 Troubleshooting 1.3 Octave-3.4.3-mingw + octaveforge pkgs 1.3.1 Troubleshooting 1.4 Octave-3.4.2-mingw + octaveforge pkgs 1.4.1 Installation 1.4.2 Notes 1.5 Octave 3.2.4 for Windows MinGW32 1.5.1 Includes 1.5.2 Notes 2 Octave on Cygwin 2.1 Octave 3.6.1 on cygwin 2.1.1 Notes 3 Octave with Visual Studio 3.1 Installation 3.2 Using the Visual C++ compiler with Octave 3.3 Octave 3.6.1 3.3.1 Download 3.3.2 Content

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Standalone ports
Octave-3.6.1-mingw + octaveforge pkgs
Files for manual installation
1. Octave-3.6.1-mingw binaries tree Octave3.6.1_gcc4.6.2_20120303.7z - MD5:294B99B5E4D47CAA83E8940EB2918D10 This is a 7z archive which includes a directory tree of all the binaries and libraries required for a complete octave installation (excluding octaveforge packages) It can be downloaded from Ocatve Forge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave%20Windows%20binaries/Octave% 203.6.1%20for%20Windows%20MinGW%20installer/) The archive include: octave-3.6.1 including PDF documentation (built by Tatsuro Matsuka http://www.tatsuromatsuoka.com/octave/Eng/Win/) OpenBLAS-r0.1alpha2.5 and ATLAS-3.8.4 based libblas altenatives mingw32 + msys tool chain gnuplot-4.4.4 fig2dev-3.2.5c ghostscript-9.0.4 pstoedit-3.60 Maintainer: Nitzan Arazi Latest update: 2012-03-03 2. Octaveforge pkgs, built for Octave-3.6.1-mingw Octave3.6.1_gcc4.6.2_pkgs_20120303.7z MD5:44A85F26A8925FEC5E1F0856408C9DD5 It can be downloaded from Ocatve Forge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave%20Windows%20binaries/Octave% 203.6.1%20for%20Windows%20MinGW%20installer/) This is a 7z archive which includes additional binaries and libraries for a set of octaveforge packages. The included packages are: actuarial-1.1.0 ad-1.0.6_patched audio-1.1.4 benchmark-1.1.1 bim-1.0.2 bioinfo-0.1.2 civil-engineering-1.0.7 combinatorics-1.0.9 communications-1.1.0_svn20120127_patched control-2.2.5

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data-smoothing-1.3.0 dataframe-0.9.1 econometrics-1.0.8 fenv-0.1.0 financial-0.3.2 fpl-1.2.0 fuzzy-logic-toolkit-0.3.0 ga-0.9.8 general-1.2.2 generate_html-0.1.3 geometry-1.4.0 gnuplot-1.0.1 gpc-0.1.7 gsl-1.0.8 ident-1.0.7 image-1.0.15 informationtheory-0.1.8 integration-1.0.7_svn20120128 io-1.0.17 irsa-1.0.7 java-1.2.8_patched linear-algebra-2.1.0_svn20120225 mapping-1.0.7 mechanics-1.2.0 miscellaneous-1.0.11_svn20120127 missing-functions-1.0.2 msh-1.0.2 multicore-0.2.15 nan-2.5.2 nlwing2-1.2.0 nnet-0.1.13 nurbs-1.3.5 ocs-0.1.3_svn20120128_patched octclip-1.0.0 octgpr-1.2.0 odebvp-1.0.6 odepkg-0.8.0_svn20120127 optim-1.0.17_patched optiminterp-0.3.4_svn20120128_patched outliers-0.13.9 physicalconstants-0.1.7 plot-1.1.0 quaternion-1.0.0 queueing-1.0.0 secs1d-0.0.8 secs2d-0.0.8 secs3d-0.0.1 signal-1.1.2 simp-1.1.0 sockets-1.0.7_svn20120128_patched specfun-1.1.0 special-matrix-1.0.7 spline-gcvspl-1.0.8

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splines-1.0.7 statistics-1.1.0_svn20120128 strings-1.0.7 struct-1.0.9 symband-1.0.10 symbolic-1.1.0 tcl-octave-0.1.8 time-1.0.9 tsa-4.1.1 video-1.0.2_patched vrml-1.0.12_svn20111014_patched windows-1.1.0 xraylib-1.0.8 zenity-0.5.7

Maintainer: Nitzan Arazi Latest update: 2012-03-03

Manual installation instructions


1. Create an installation directory of which doesn't have space chars (i.e. C:\Octave\Octave3.6.1_gcc4.6.2\). This directory is referred hereafter as <your_install_dir>. 2. Extract the complete directories tree from Octave3.6.1_gcc4.6.2_20120303.7z to the installation directory keeping the original directory structure as in the archive (you can use 7zip tool from http://www.7-zip.org/). 3. Copy octave3.6.1_gcc4.6.2.lnk to any convenient location and edit its properties respectively to point to <your_install_dir>\bin\octave.exe and <your_install_dir>\share\octave\3.6.1 \imagelib\octave-logo.ico as an icon 4. Copy octave3.6.1_gcc4.6.2_docs.lnk to any convenient location and edit its properties respectively to point to <your_install_dir>\doc\octave and <your_install_dir>\share\octave\3.6.1\imagelib\octave-logo.ico as an icon. At this point you can: a. Launch and use octave by double-clicking the copied octave3.6.1_gcc4.6.2.lnk b. Access and browse the documentation files by double-clicking the copied octave3.6.1_gcc4.6.2_docs.lnk 5. Optional libblas dll replacements: <your_install_dir>\bin directory includes several libblas.dll.<libblas_source> where <libblas_source> is a text extension which describes the source of the library a. libblas.dll.ref - reference blas implementation, very slow but most stable b. libblas.dll.libopenblas_dynamicarch-r0.1alpha2.5-0-fda39c6 - Openblas based, up to 2 threads, detects cpu architecture and selects respective lib c. libblas.dll.libopenblas_dynamicarch_nt4-r0.1alpha2.5-0-fda39c6 - Openblas based, up to 4 threads, detects cpu architecture and selects respective lib d. libblas.dll.libopenblas_nehalemp-r0.1alpha2.5-0-fda39c6 - Openblas based, up to 2 threads, tuned for nehalem cpu architecture e. libblas.dll.libopenblas_nehalemp_nt4-r0.1alpha2.5-0-fda39c6 - Openblas based, up to 4 threads, tuned for nehalem cpu architecture f. libblas.dll.libopenblas_core2p-r0.1alpha2.5-0-fda39c6 - Openblas based, up to 2 threads, tuned for core2 cpu architecture

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g. libblas.dll.libopenblas_core2p_nt4-r0.1alpha2.5-0-fda39c6 - Openblas based, up to 4 threads, tuned for core2 cpu architecture h. libblas.dll.altas-3.8.4_ht-pentium - ATLAS based libblass, tuned for older ht-pentium (compiled by Tatsuro Matsuka) i. libblas.dll.altas-3.8.4_corei5 - ATLAS based libblass, tuned for older core i5 cpu (compiled by Tatsuro Matsuka) Default installed libblass.dll is libopenblas_dynamicarch-r0.1alpha2.5-0-fda39c6 which intended to automatically detect the cpu architecture and select a respectivly tuned library In case the default library is not properly functioning on the actual cpu, or you wish to explore the performance with another liblas.dll.<libblas_source> it can be manually selected to replace the default one: a. Exit octave b. Delete <your_install_dir>\bin\libblas.dll c. Make a copy of the desired <your_install_dir>\bin\libblas.dll.<libblas_source> d. Rename the copy of the desired <your_install_dir>\bin\libblas.dll.<libblas_source> to libblas.dll

Manual installation instructions for the Octave-forge packages


1. Extract the complete directories tree from Octave3.6.1_gcc4.6.2_pkgs_20120303.7z to the installation directory (<your_install_dir>) keeping the original directory structure as in the archive (you can use 7zip tool from http://www.7-zip.org/). 2. In order to update octave_packages database with your installation tree and auto-load most packages (excluding 'ad' and 'windows' which may crash octave when loaded and 'clear all' is executed), launch Octave and execute the following 3 rebuild commands from the octave console:
pkg pkg pkg pkg pkg rebuild rebuild rebuild rebuild rebuild -auto -noauto ad windows -noauto nan % shadows many statistics functions -noauto gsl % shadows some core functions -auto java

1.

Last pkg rebuild command is required in order for the java pkg entry to be moved to the top of <your_install_dir>\share\octave\octave_packages db file - thus java pkg is loaded before io pkg is loaded, and io pkg related jars are added to java class path.

2. You can optionally adjust your installed packages status per your specific needs and usage by executing the following commands: a. To interactively load or unload a package
pkg load <pkg_name>

or
pkg unload <pkg_name>

b. To disable auto-load for specific pkg <pkg_name>


pkg rebuild -noauto <pkg_name>

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c. To enable auto-load for specific pkg <pkg_name>


pkg rebuild -auto <pkg_name>

d. To completely uninstall a package


pkg uninstall <pkg_name>

Optional installation of Notepad++ as an editor (recommended)


1. Download recent Notepad++ installation package from http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ and install it on your system. 2. Edit <your_install_dir>\share\octave\site\m\startup\octaverc and un-comment the line which sets octave default editor:
EDITOR('C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe');

Note: You may adjust the above line for the location of notepad++.exe as installed on your system.

Troubleshooting
Upon launching, some warnings may be displayed. These warnings can be ignored. Following warnings are about missing external tools which may reduce some of the functions of some packages. These external tools are not provided by the 7z archives in sourceforge.
warning: gmsh does not seem to be present some functionalities will be disabled warning: dx does not seem to be present some functionalities will be disabled

Following warning is about fstat function of the statistics package that overloads the old (to be deprecated) fstat function of octave-3.6.1

warning: function C:\Octave\3.6.1_gcc-4.6.2\share\octave\packages\statistics-1.1.0\fstat.m shadows a core library

Octave-3.6.0-mingw + octaveforge pkgs


Files for manual installation
1. Octave-3.6.0-mingw binaries tree Octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2_20120129.7z MD5:53E4823B0DC5F2923C4CBCB8B60FC1B6 This is a 7z archive which includes a directory tree of all the binaries and libraries required for a complete octave installation (excluding octaveforge packages)

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It can be downloaded from octave forge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave%20Windows%20binaries/Octave% 203.6.0%20for%20Windows%20MinGW% 20installer/Octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2_20120129.7z/download) The archive include: octave-3.6.0 including PDF documentation (built by Tatsuro Matsuka http://www.tatsuromatsuoka.com/octave/Eng/Win/) mingw32 + msys tool chain gnuplot-4.4.4 fig2dev-3.2.5c ghostscript-9.0.4 pstoedit-3.60 Maintainer: Nitzan Arazi Latest update: 2012-01-29 2. Octaveforge pkgs, built for Octave-3.6.0-mingw Octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2_pkgs_20120128.7z MD5:93CC6207EED411BCE747193D3A8B6625 It can be downloaded from octave forge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave%20Windows%20binaries/Octave% 203.6.0%20for%20Windows%20MinGW% 20installer/Octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2_pkgs_20120128.7z/download) This is a 7z archive which includes additional binaries and libraries for a set of octaveforge packages. The included packages are: actuarial-1.1.0 ad-1.0.6_patched audio-1.1.4 benchmark-1.1.1 bim-1.0.2 bioinfo-0.1.2 civil-engineering-1.0.7 combinatorics-1.0.9 communications-1.1.0_svn20120127_patched control-2.2.4 data-smoothing-1.2.3 dataframe-0.8.2 econometrics-1.0.8 fenv-0.1.0 financial-0.3.2 fpl-1.2.0 fuzzy-logic-toolkit-0.3.0 ga-0.9.8 general-1.2.2 generate_html-0.1.3 geometry-1.4.0 gnuplot-1.0.1 gpc-0.1.7

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gsl-1.0.8 ident-1.0.7 image-1.0.15 informationtheory-0.1.8 integration-1.0.7_svn20120128 io-1.0.16 irsa-1.0.7 java-1.2.8_patched linear-algebra-2.1.0_svn20120127 mapping-1.0.7 mechanics-1.2.0 miscellaneous-1.0.11_svn20120127 missing-functions-1.0.2 msh-1.0.2 multicore-0.2.15 nlwing2-1.2.0 nnet-0.1.13 nurbs-1.3.5 ocs-0.1.3_svn20120128_patched octclip-1.0.0 octgpr-1.2.0 odebvp-1.0.6 odepkg-0.8.0_svn20120127 optim-1.0.17_patched optiminterp-0.3.4_svn20120128_patched outliers-0.13.9 physicalconstants-0.1.7 plot-1.1.0 quaternion-1.0.0 secs1d-0.0.8 secs2d-0.0.8 secs3d-0.0.1 signal-1.1.2 simp-1.1.0 sockets-1.0.7_svn20120128_patched specfun-1.1.0 special-matrix-1.0.7 spline-gcvspl-1.0.8 splines-1.0.7 statistics-1.1.0_svn20120128 strings-1.0.7 struct-1.0.9 symband-1.0.10 symbolic-1.1.0 tcl-octave-0.1.8 time-1.0.9 tsa-4.1.1 video-1.0.2_patched vrml-1.0.12_svn20111014_patched windows-1.1.0 xraylib-1.0.8 zenity-0.5.7

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Maintainer: Nitzan Arazi Latest update: 2012-01-28

Manual installation instructions


1. Create an installation directory of which doesn't have space chars (i.e. C:\Octave\Octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2\). This directory is referred hereafter as <your_install_dir>. 2. Extract the complete directories tree from Octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2_20120129.7z to the installation directory keeping the original directory structure as in the archive (you can use 7zip tool from http://www.7-zip.org/). 3. Copy octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2.lnk to any convenient location and edit its properties respectively to point to <your_install_dir>\bin\octave.exe and <your_install_dir>\share\octave\3.6.0 \imagelib\octave-logo.ico as an icon 4. Copy octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2_docs.lnk to any convenient location and edit its properties respectively to point to <your_install_dir>\doc\octave and <your_install_dir>\share\octave\3.6.0\imagelib\octave-logo.ico as an icon. At this point you can: a. Launch and use octave by double-clicking the copied octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2.lnk b. Access and browse the documentation files by double-clicking the copied octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2_docs.lnk

Manual installation instructions for the Octave-forge packages


1. Extract the complete directories tree from Octave3.6.0_gcc4.6.2_pkgs_20120128.7z to the installation directory (<your_install_dir>) keeping the original directory structure as in the archive (you can use 7zip tool from http://www.7-zip.org/). 2. In order to update octave_packages database with your installation tree and auto-load most packages (excluding 'ad' and 'windows' which may crash octave when loaded and 'clear all' is executed), launch Octave and execute the following 3 rebuild commands from the octave console:
pkg rebuild -auto pkg rebuild -noauto ad windows pkg rebuild -auto java

1.

Last pkg rebuild command is required in order for the java pkg entry to be moved to the top of <your_install_dir>\share\octave\octave_packages db file - thus java pkg is loaded before io pkg is loaded, and io pkg related jars are added to java class path.

2. You can optionally adjust your installed packages status per your specific needs and usage by executing the following commands: a. To interactively load or unload a package
pkg load <pkg_name>

or
pkg unload <pkg_name>

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b. To disable auto-load for specific pkg <pkg_name>


pkg rebuild -noauto <pkg_name>

c. To enable auto-load for specific pkg <pkg_name>


pkg rebuild -auto <pkg_name>

d. To completely uninstall a package


pkg uninstall <pkg_name>

Optional installation of Notepad++ as an editor (recommended)


1. Download recent Notepad++ installation package from http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ and install it on your system. 2. Edit <your_install_dir>\share\octave\site\m\startup\octaverc and un-comment the line which sets octave default editor:
EDITOR('C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe');

Note: You may adjust the above line for the location of notepad++.exe as installed on your system.

Troubleshooting
Upon launching, some warnings may be displayed. These warnings can be ignored. Following warnings are about missing external tools which may reduce some of the functions of some packages. These external tools are not provided by the 7z archives in sourceforge.
warning: gmsh does not seem to be present some functionalities will be disabled warning: dx does not seem to be present some functionalities will be disabled

Following warning is about fstat function of the statistics package that overloads the old (to be deprecated) fstat function of octave-3.6.0

warning: function C:\Octave\3.6.0_gcc-4.6.2\share\octave\packages\statistics-1.1.0\fstat.m shadows a core library

Octave-3.4.3-mingw + octaveforge pkgs


1. Octave-3.4.3-mingw (without pkgs) Octave3.4.3_gcc4.5.2_20111025.7z MD5:5AA004D933E000E762AE2AE95573ACBD http://www.multiupload.com/KDQ1N463UW

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2. Octaveforge pkgs, built for Octave-3.4.3-mingw Octave3.4.3_gcc4.5.2_pkgs_20111026.7z MD5:2987F6078B4AD161F2D23634D5109D61 http://www.multiupload.com/7U6J23CSZ6 The above archive files are now able to be downloaded from octave forge (https://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave%20Windows%20binaries/Octave% 203.2.4%20for%20Windows%20MinGW32%20Installer/) Maintainer: Nitzan Arazi Latest update: 2011-10-26 Packages are archived by 7zip. 7zip software can be download from http://www.7-zip.org/ Octave Binaries are built using Tatsuro Matsuka OctaveLibs.zip and gplibs.zip (http://www.tatsuromatsuoka.com/octave/Eng/Win/)

Troubleshooting
Upon launching, some warnings may be displayed. The following warnings can be ignored: Following warning is about interpretation of logical operators (on scalars) in octave which is slightly different than matlab's interpretation.
warning: C:\Octave\3.4.3_gcc-4.5.2\share\octave\packages\integration-1.0.7\PKG_ADD: possible Matlab-style short at line 9, column 32

Following messages are from java package about loading of java classes that have been found and how to manually run a statement which will display its capabilities.
io PKG_ADD: java classes has been found and added in C:\Octave\3.4.3_gcc-4.5.2\bin io PKG_ADD: run chk_spreadsheet_support([],3) to view io support

Following warnings are about missing external tools which may reduce some of the functions of some packages. These external tools are not provided by the 7z archives in sourceforge.
warning: gmsh does not seem to be present some functionalities will be disabled warning: dx does not seem to be present some functionalities will be disabled

Following warning is about fstat function of the statistics package that overloads the old (to be deprecated) fstat function of octave-3.4.3

warning: function C:\Octave\3.4.3_gcc-4.5.2\share\octave\packages\statistics-1.0.10\fstat.m shadows a core librar

Octave-3.4.2-mingw + octaveforge pkgs


1. Octave-3.4.2-mingw (without pkgs)

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Octave3.4.2_gcc4.5.2_20110914.7z MD5:4AA0DD4C97F73B2E9E0F7370CD8AD719 http://www.multiupload.com/TCUHKNNH9S 2. Octaveforge pkgs, built for Octave-3.4.2-mingw Octave3.4.2_gcc4.5.2_pkgs_20111014.7z MD5:49097AF3C6FC6CDB58EE83F510A50993 http://www.multiupload.com/DCWFZOUGZA Maintainer: Nitzan Arazi Latest update: 2011-10-14 Packages are archived by the 7zip. The 7zip software can be download from http://www.7zip.org/ Octave Binaries are built by Tatsuro Matsuoka (http://www.tatsuromatsuoka.com/octave/Eng/Win/) Octave manual (octave-3.4.2.pdf.zip, octave-3.4.2.html.zip) can be downloaded from http://www.tatsuromatsuoka.com/octave/Eng/Win/

Installation
The installation instructions are the same as for the 3.4.3 version, above.

Notes
For details, please see http://old.nabble.com/Octave-3.4.2-mingw-%2B-octaveforge-pkgsto32394771.html Upon launching, some warnings may be displayed. The following warnings can be ignored: Following warning is about interpretation of logical operators (on scalars) in octave which is slightly different than matlab's interpretation.
warning: C:\Octave\Octave3.4.2_gcc4.5.2\share\octave\packages\integration-1.0.7\PKG_ADD: possible Matlab short-circuit operator at line 9, column 32

Following warnings are about missing external tools which may reduce some of the functions of some packages. These external tools are not provided by the 7z archives in sourceforge.
warning: gmsh does not seem to be present some functionalities will be disabled warning: dx does not seem to be present some functionalities will be disabled

Following warning is about fstat function of the statistics package that overloads the old (to be deprecated) fstat function of octave-3.4.3

warning: function C:\Octave\Octave3.4.2_gcc4.5.2\share\octave\packages\statistics-1.0.10\fstat.m shadows a core l

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Octave 3.2.4 for Windows MinGW32


Download: Octave-3.2.4_i686-pc-mingw32_gcc-4.4.0_setup.exe (http://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave%20Windows%20binaries/Octave% 203.2.4%20for%20Windows%20MinGW32%20Installer/Octave-3.2.4_i686-pc-mingw32_gcc -4.4.0_setup.exe/download) Maintainer: Benjamin Lindner Latest release: 2010-03-25

Includes
GNU Octave, version 3.2.4 (i686-pc-mingw32) atlas 3.8.2 mingw32 (GCC 4.4.0 on http://www.mingw.org ) gnuplot Version 4.4.0 specially prepared for octave mini-MSYS 1.0.11 notepad++ 5.6.7 as text editor Some components of octave-forge packages actuarial-1.1.0 (New!) audio-1.1.4 benchmark-1.1.1 bim-1.0.0 (New!) bioinfo-0.1.2 combinatorics-1.0.9 communications-1.0.10 control-1.0.11 data-smoothing-1.2.0 econometrics-1.0.8 fenv-0.1.0 (New!) financial-0.3.2 fixed-0.7.10 fpl-1.0.0 (New!) ga-0.9.7 general-1.2.0 (updated) generate_html-0.1.2 (New!) gnuplot-1.0.1 (New!) gpc-0.1.7 gsl-1.0.8 ident-1.0.7 image-1.0.10 informationtheory-0.1.8 integration-1.0.7 io-1.0.11 (updated) irsa-1.0.7 java-1.2.7 (New!) jhandles-0.3.5 (New!) linear-algebra-1.0.8 mapping-1.0.7 miscellaneous-1.0.9 missing-functions-1.0.2 msh-1.0.0 (New!) nlwing2-1.1.1 (New!)

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nnet-0.1.10 nurbs-1.0.3 (New!) ocs-0.0.4 (New!) oct2mat-1.0.7 (New!) octcdf-1.0.17 (updated 1.0.17+) octgpr-1.1.5 (New!) odebvp-1.0.6 odepkg-0.6.10 (updated) optim-1.0.12 (updated) optiminterp-0.3.2 outliers-0.13.9 physicalconstants-0.1.7 plot-1.0.7 quaternion-1.0.0 signal-1.0.10 simp-1.1.0 (New!) sockets-1.0.5 specfun-1.0.8 special-matrix-1.0.7 spline-gcvspl-1.0.8 (New!) splines-1.0.7 statistics-1.0.9 strings-1.0.7 struct-1.0.7 symband-1.0.10 (New!) symbolic-1.0.9 time-1.0.9 video-1.0.2 (New!) windows-1.0.8(updated to 1.0.8+) zenity-0.5.7

Notes
Although there are some remaining known issues, some bugs reported to the octave-3.2.3 have been corrected. In addition, useful octave-forge packages are added (Java, Jhandles, ....). Please see RELEASE_NOTES.txt (http://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave% 20Windows%20binaries/Octave%203.2.4%20for%20Windows%20MinGW32% 20Installer/RELEASE_NOTES-3.2.4.txt/download) for details: Default Octave install folder changed to e.g. C:\Octave\3.2.4_gcc-4.4.0\. If you have installed octave in a folder where the path name has whitespace, for example, C:\Program Files\, 'pkg install (package name)' command will fail: See http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php? msg_name=4A1AF9EF.1000005@hotmail.com for details Additional important topics found after the release: It is reported that the oct2mat octave-forge package affects plot related commands. The purpose of the package is to convert m-file into matlab-compatible coding style. Please see the documentation of the octave-forge (oct2mat - freetb4matlab) from http://octave.sourceforge.net/functions_by_package.php) Report for this problem: http://old.nabble.com/Re:-Octave-3.2.4-mingw32-availablep28053703.html

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Explanation of the problem: http://old.nabble.com/Re:-Octave-3.2.4-mingw32-available -p28090303.html Realistic solution at this moment, do not install the oct2mat package when you install octave with octave-forge packages if you do not use this package. Another solution is to execute
pkg rebuild -noauto oct2mat

at the octave prompt and then restart octave. The operation results in the oct2mat package not to be auto-loaded in startup. When you want to use oct2mat, execute
pkg load oct2mat

The plot octave-forge package still have ginput code although the ginput function is now merge into octave itself. Therefore conflict occur if the plot package is installed. To avoid this problem, rename 'ginput.m' in the folder ..\Octave\3.2.4_gcc-4.4.0 \share\octave\packages\plot-1.0.7, for example ginput.ob.m. In some computers which has one core CPU, response of ginput is very slow. In the case, modify '__gnuplot_ginput__.m' according to the following thread. http://old.nabble.com/ginput-onOctave-3.2.4-mingw32-to28093888.html From gnuplot-4.4.0, the default terminal of gnuplot for windows is the wxt terminal. Some users may set the GNUTERM environmental variable for the windows terminal being default. The gnuplot for windows allows to set GNUTERM to 'win' (abbreviated form) but octave does not recognize the abbreviated form for terminal name. If one would like set GNUTERM to windows terminal, one should specify it as 'windows' (full form) but not 'win' (abbreviated form). In detail see the following thread: http://old.nabble.com/flicking-problem-again-Octave -3.2.4-mingw32-td28038688.html

Octave on Cygwin
Octave 3.6.1 on cygwin
Web-Site: http://cygwin.com Maintainer: Marco Atzeri Latest release: 2012-02-27 Latest packages: octave-3.6.1-1 octave-forge-20120224-1 To install : run cygwin setup.exe and select them in the Math category . On Cygwin 1.7.9-1 the communication between octave and gnuplot is broken due to a cygwin bug. Please use version cygwin 1.7.11-1 or later.

Notes

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Not needed anymore, but just in case you want to try one cygwin snapshot. HOWTO install a cygwin snapshot: download cygwin1-20120227.dll.bz2 (current last) from http://cygwin.com/snapshots/
bunzip2 cygwin1-20120227.dll.bz2 cp cygwin1-20120227.dll cygwin1.dll cp /bin/cygwin1.dll /bin/cygwin1.dll_backup

exit all cygwin processes and from windows explorer copy the cygwin1.dll snapshot to
c:\cygwin\bin (or in the equivalent directory of your cygwin installation).

Graphics is based on X, so to plot you need to start octave within xterm (or similar). A new fltk graphics_toolkit is available, and the crash on "print" issue was solved starting from 3.4.2-3 using the patch proposed here: https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?31641 If a dlls collision arise, the correct invocation of the rebase utility within dash shell is:
rebaseall -s "dll|so|oct"

as octave dll's use unexpected ".oct" suffix for its own extension. For general build notes, see etc/README.Cygwin. When building from development source (default branch)
"make check"

passes almost all the tests. Only, and not substantial, failures are:
/pub/hg/octave/src/data.cc : 8 failures due to different handling of complex Inf on sort /pub/hg/octave/src/syscalls.cc: 1 failure on fork. This disappears when octave is installed /pub/hg/octave/scripts/sparse/svds.m: 1 failure due to test sensitivity on starting point. See https://mailman.cae.wisc.edu/pipermail/octave-maintainers/2011-September/024715.html

To build from cygwin source package, you need to install "cygport" and the relevant development libraries
$ tar -xvjf octave-3.6.1-1-src.tar.bz2 gl2ps-print.patch octave-3.6.1-1.cygport octave-3.6.1-1.cygwin.patch octave-3.6.1-1.src.patch octave-3.6.1.tar.bz2

$ cygport octave-3.6.1-1.cygport almostall

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see cygport documentation for further info.

Octave with Visual Studio


Octave binaries compiled with Microsoft Visual Studio are available for download from OctaveForge site (http://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave%20Windows%20binaries/Octave% 203.6.1%20for%20Windows%20Microsoft%20Visual%20Studio/) . These binaries come in the form of an easy-to-use installer (created with NSIS (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/) ) and are provided in 2 flavors: pre-compiled version for Visual Studio 2008 and for Visual Studio 2010. These binaries do not include the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler. This must be installed separately, but is only required if you plan to compile and link source code against the pre-compiled octave release. If the Visual C++ compiler is not present on the target system, then the Visual C++ runtime libraries must be installed prior the installation of these binaries. These runtime libraries are support libraries that are required by any code compiled with the Visual C++ compiler. They can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft download site: Visual C++ 2008 runtime libraries (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx? id=5582) Visual C++ 2010 runtime libraries (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx? id=8328) Note that if you already installed other software on your system, there is a possibility that these runtime libraries are already present. Search for a files named msvcr90.dll (Visual Studio 2008) or msvcr100.dll (Visual Studio 2010) in the %WINDIR% directory (usually C:\WINDOWS).

Installation
The pre-compiled versions for Visual Studio come in the form of a self-installing executable. Simply download the executable, run it and follow the installer instructions. To avoid possible problems with white spaces in the octave paths, it is strongly recommended to install octave in a directory that do not contain any white spaces.

Using the Visual C++ compiler with Octave


As of version 3.6.1, the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler is not automatically detected. If you need to use it from octave (for instance to compile a MEX or OCT file), then you must configure your system by updating the appropriate environment variables: %PATH%, %INCLUDE% and % LIB%. One way to achieve this easily is to call the vcvarsall.bat script (from the Visual C++ installation directory) prior executing octave. You can for instance automate this by creating a batch script with the following content (adapt paths to your actual installation):
call "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\vcvarsall.bat" "C:\Octave-3.6.1\bin\octave.exe"

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Octave 3.6.1
Download
Octave-Forge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/octave/files/Octave%20Windows% 20binaries/Octave%203.6.1%20for%20Windows%20Microsoft%20Visual%20Studio/)

Content
Octave 3.6.1 ATLAS 3.8.4 single-threaded (SSE/SSE2/SSE3) and multi-threaded (SSE3, 2 threads) All required libraries QtHandles (https://github.com/goffioul/QtHandles) Octave GUI (experimental, compiled from development sources) Gnuplot 4.4.4 72 packages from Octave-Forge

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