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Newbie : Octave Home?

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Newbie : Octave Home?
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 20:55:43 -0600 (CST)

On 19-Nov-1998, Ken Laberteaux <address@hidden> wrote:

| I'm using the gnu-win32 compiled version of Octave on an NT 4 box.
| To install it, I downloaded Cygwin32 Beta 19 usertools and ran the
| installation script 'install-octave' from the bash shell.  It appears to
| have installed correctly.

Did you supply any arguments to ./install-octave to specify where to
install it, or did you just let it choose the default?

| Now, I still cannot run Octave from this bash shell.  Seems like
| somewhere there was a thing about having to set the Octave_Home.  How is
| this done?

What is the exact text of the error message?

| Any other suggestions?

| Also, it seems like sometime in the past I had an Octave distribution
| that had much more the look and feel of a Windows app.  It installed
| without running a sh script, had a program group accessible from the
| Start button, etc.  Am I mistaken, or did this exist?  Does it still? 

If it did, I don't think anyone ever told me about it.

| Does it fall far behind this gnu distribution as far as features,
| support, etc.?

The source code for the Windows version is identical to the source for
the Unix versions, so the features are essentially the same.


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