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Re: octave update

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: octave update
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2013 08:32:05 -0400

On Nov 2, 2013, at 8:02 AM, c. wrote:

> On 2 Nov 2013, at 12:46, jacopo rocchi <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi, 
>> i'd like to install the package statistics but had a old version of octave,
>> and thus i tried to update it.
>> Finally, i got the latest version, that's the 3.7.7 and if i now try to
>> install statistics i got the message 
>> statistics needs io >= 1.0.18
>> and thus, if if i try to update io, i got
>> io needs octave <= 3.7.1
>> So, if there's no solution to this problem, could you please tell me where
>> to easily download the version 3.7.1?
>> I'm a mac user ( :/ ) and all the package manager such as fink, macport and
>> homebrew does not work in installing octave...
>> I found a web page where there was file.dmg, it must have been something
>> like, but it apparently has only the latest version. 
>> Any suggestion?
>> Thanks
> In Octave development version numbers with an odd second digit are not 
> meant for public release but are snapshots created for testing only.
> In particular the 3.7.7+ bundle is just a preview of the upcoming 3.8 
> release and is not really meant for "production" use.
> The version you actually want is 3.6.4.
> This page:
> describes your current options for installing a stable version of Octave on 
> OSX.
> c.



For reference, I expect the 3.7.7+ version he used is the one I posted for 
testing on the wiki (i.e. the bundle I constructed using macports).


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