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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Download Octave Portable (see Resources).
Wait for the file to finish downloading.
Double-click on the downloaded file with the name "qtoctave0.6.8_octave2.9.15_Portable_win32.zip" to unzip it.
Double-click on the "Octave Portable" folder to open it.
Double-click on the "Octave Portable" application to run the program.
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