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Re: How to install Octave 3.4 on Cygwin?

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: How to install Octave 3.4 on Cygwin?
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:39:37 -0400

On Jun 13, 2011, at 7:19 PM, Eric Hulburd wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Ben Abbott <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Jun 13, 2011, at 6:28 PM, Eric Hulburd wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I'm a new user to Octave.  I originally downloaded the 
>> > 'octave-3.4.0.tar.gz' file from  I didn't 
>> > know what to do with a .tar.gz file so I then downloaded it from here: 
>> >  This is version 3.2.4 and I was hoping to 
>> > install the io package from, so 
>> > I first have to get version 3.4.0.
>> >
>> > I tried pasting the octave-3.4.0.tar.gz file to my current directory and 
>> > then commanding 'pkg install octave-3.4.0.tar.gz' but after a while it 
>> > just returned a bunch of errors that I don't really understand.
>> >
>> > Am I following the right procedures?  How do I install the latest version 
>> > of Octave using the tar.gz file and then install the io package?
>> >
>> > Thanks much,
>> > Eric
>> The file 'octave-3.4.0.tar.gz' is a gnu-zipped. It contains the source files 
>> for 0ctave-3.4.
>> Is your computer running Windows? If so you'll need to install cygwin to run 
>> Octave-3.4 (or wait for the port to mingw to arrive).
>> If you decide to install cygwin, be sure to avoid version 1.7.9. That 
>> version has a bug the prevents Octave's graphics from working.
>> Ben
> Ok I am probably going to install cygwin then.  Do I just use that program to 
> open the tar.gz file?

No. I'm not familiar with how Cygwin works, but you'll need to install the 
Cygwin Octave-3.4 package.

Unfortunately, I've never used Cygwin. So I won't be able to help.

I've remained the subject to give better context.


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