Installing Octave on Ubuntu

Let me try to became total independent from Windows / Matlab, the last thing that holds me on it.

Otherwise if you try to install Octave directly using apt-get tools you will probably see a message like this (portuguese O.S. host):

user@host:~/$ sudo apt-get install octave3.2
E: Impossível buscar alguns arquivos, talvez executar apt-get update 
ou tentar com --fix-missing?

This is because Ubuntu have some broken dependences on it default
packages, so it is necessary to install first the following packages:

user@host:~/$ sudo apt-get install libfftw3-3 texinfo tex-common 
libgsl0-dev 2>&1&> octave_packages.log

Now you can install Octave using apt-get tools:

user@host:~/$ sudo apt-get install octave3.2 octave3.2-doc 
octave3.2-htmldoc 2>&1&> octave.log

user@host:~/$ octave
GNU Octave, version 3.2.4
Copyright (C) 2009 John W. Eaton and others.
This is free software; see the source code for copying conditions.
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  For details, type `warranty'.

Additional information about Octave is available at

Please contribute if you find this software useful.
For more information, visit

Report bugs to  (but first, please read to learn how to write a helpful report).

For information about changes from previous versions, type `news'.


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