TIL how to install Octave packages permalink
pkg install -forge io pkg install -forge statistics
I wanted to use the Statistics package from Octave Forge to randomly select samples from my training set to test functions I was writing.
Installation proved to be a little tricky.
I tried the following:
- downloading the gzipped tarball to my local disk and installing the file
- installing directly from Octave Forge using the
- restarting Octave and retrying installing from Octave Forge
I couldn’t tell you why installing from Octave Forge didn’t work the first time. And, when it didn’t work that first time, I went about my classwork without it just fine. When I finished it though, I had to come back and try to figure it out.
Octave Forge has some other interesting packages like:
I probably won’t invest a bunch of time learning this though. I think the value is in the python version of these libraries.