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GNU Octave (Portable)

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4.2.0 | Updated: 08 Dec 2016



Downloads of v 4.2.0:


Software Author(s):

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GNU Octave (Portable) 4.2.0

This is not the latest version of GNU Octave (Portable) available.

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- name: Install octave.portable
    name: octave.portable
    version: '4.2.0'
    state: present

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  version  '4.2.0'

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    Name     = "octave.portable"
    Version  = "4.2.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with Matlab. It may also be used as a batch-oriented language.

Octave has extensive tools for solving common numerical linear algebra problems, finding the roots of nonlinear equations, integrating ordinary functions, manipulating polynomials, and integrating ordinary differential and differential-algebraic equations. It is easily extensible and customizable via user-defined functions written in Octave’s own language, or using dynamically loaded modules written in C++, C, Fortran, or other languages.

$version    = '4.2.0'

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$progDir    = "$toolsDir\octave-$version"

$osBitness  = Get-ProcessorBits

$baseUrl    = ""
$file       = "octave-$"
$file64     = "octave-$"
$url        = "$baseUrl/$file"
$url64      = "$baseUrl/$file64"
$checksum   = 'c2162d330232f14060d539014e5b7b785dec0c4501af0f3a9d690ef0ea4c9f6d'
$checksum64 = '58ac8da90984bfb241dbab68b9857776ceee32b01176085bd6e4f01ca5a3d91f'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName 'octave.portable' -Url "$url" -Url64 "$url64" -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" -ChecksumType 'sha256' -Checksum "$checksum" -Checksum64 "$checksum64"

# Rename unzipped folder
Rename-Item "$toolsDir\octave-$version-w$osBitness" "$progDir"

# Don't create shims for any executables
$files = get-childitem "$toolsDir" -include *.exe -recurse
foreach ($file in $files) {
  New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null
# Link batch
Install-BinFile -Name "octave" -Path "$progDir\bin\octave-cli.exe"

# Create desktop shortcut
$desktop = $([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::DesktopDirectory))
$link = Join-Path $desktop "Octave $version (Portable).lnk"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath "$link" -TargetPath "$progDir\octave.vbs" -WorkingDirectory "$progDir" -Arguments '--force-gui' -IconLocation "$progDir\share\octave\4.2.0\imagelib\octave-logo.ico"
$version    = '4.2.0'

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$progDir    = "$toolsDir\octave-$version"

# Remove desktop shortcut
$desktop = $([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::DesktopDirectory))
$link = Join-Path $desktop "Octave $version (Portable).lnk"
If (Test-Path "$link") {
    Remove-Item "$link"

# Unlink batch
Uninstall-BinFile -Name "octave" -Path "$progDir\bin\octave-cli.exe"

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