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Installing a bleeding-edge Octave next to a stable Octave

From: Steve C. Thompson
Subject: Installing a bleeding-edge Octave next to a stable Octave
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 16:41:27 -0700

Dear Group,

Now that I've learned about some things about Octave's MEX
capability from
, I need to think about installing the latest Octave.  As the
previous post states, 2.9.10.  I'm running 2.1.73 in Ubuntu,
which is given to me simply with `apt-get install octave' .  I'm

  1. how best to install 2.9.10 and if I can keep 2.1.73 intact;
  2. if 1. happens, can I run the two different versions at will,
     in parallel (for example, I'm currently running simulations
     in 2.1.73, and I'd like to, at the same time, play around
     with 2.9.10 for the MEX work); and
  3. what the chances are I'm about to completely mess up my

Also, from, link
`Developmental', which sends you to , I'm not seeing
2.9.10.  Does this mean 2.9.10 must be installed by way of the
anonymous CVS option?

Any help one these topics will be much appreciated!


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