How to install octave portable

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How to install octave portable
Install Octave Portable with a few simple clicks of your mouse. (Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Octave is a programming language used especially for mathematical applications. It has many commands that streamline programming for mathematical use. The installation file for Octave is large -- approximately 800 megabytes. An alternative to the full Octave download is Octave Portable. This is a much smaller application that provides basic Octave functionality. It requires no special installation process. A simple download is sufficient.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download Octave Portable (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Wait for the file to finish downloading.

  3. 3

    Double-click on the downloaded file with the name "qtoctave0.6.8_octave2.9.15_Portable_win32.zip" to unzip it.

  4. 4

    Double-click on the "Octave Portable" folder to open it.

  5. 5

    Double-click on the "Octave Portable" application to run the program.

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