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20 May 2020

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Software Author(s):

  • GNU Octave Team


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GNU Octave (Install)

This is not the latest version of GNU Octave (Install) available. | Updated: 20 May 2020



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Software Author(s):

  • GNU Octave Team

GNU Octave (Install)

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

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To install GNU Octave (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade GNU Octave (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall GNU Octave (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade octave.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade octave.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure octave.install installed
    name: octave.install
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'octave.install' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: octave.install,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller octave.install
   Name     = 'octave.install'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'octave.install':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install octave.install version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 26 May 2020.


  • Powerful mathematics-oriented syntax with built-in plotting and visualization tools.
  • Free software, runs on GNU/Linux, macOS, BSD, and Windows.
  • Drop-in compatible with many Matlab scripts.


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.

Octave was written by John W. Eaton and many others. Because Octave is free software you are encouraged to help make Octave more useful by writing and contributing additional functions for it, and by reporting any problems you may have.

Everyone is encouraged to share this software with others under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). You are also encouraged to help make Octave more useful by writing and contributing additional functions for it, and by reporting any problems you may have.


#Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetControlDelay -1  
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.

Post_install_scriptDir = C:\Octave\Octave-5.2.0\post-install.bat

winTitle = GNU Octave

SetTitleMatchMode, RegEx
WinWait, %winTitle%, the installer was unable to find a Java Runtime Environment|Welcome to GNU Octave Setup, 600
IfWinExist, %winTitle%, the installer was unable to find a Java Runtime Environment
  ControlClick, Button1, %winTitle%,,,, NA ; &Yes
  WinWait, %winTitle%, Welcome to GNU Octave Setup, 10
ControlClick, Button2, %winTitle%,,,, NA ; &Next >

SetTitleMatchMode, 2  ; 2: A window's title can contain WinTitle anywhere inside it to be a match.
WinWait, %winTitle%, Welcome to GNU Octave Setup, 900
ControlClick, Button2, %winTitle%,,,, NA ; &Next >

WinWait, %winTitle%, License Agreement, 10
ControlClick, Button2, %winTitle%,,,, NA ; &Next >

WinWait, %winTitle%, Install Options, 10
ControlClick, Button2, %winTitle%,,,, NA ; &Next >

WinWait, %winTitle%, Choose Install Location, 10
ControlClick, Button2, %winTitle%,,,, NA ; &Install

; PS Installation script can't be finished due to "%MSYSDIR%\bin\bash.exe --login -c echo" in post-install.bat script
;While !FileExist(Post_install_scriptDir) ; Wait for the extraction of post-install.bat script
;    Sleep, 3000
Sleep, 10000
FileRead, BUFF, %Post_install_scriptDir%
StringReplace, BUFF, BUFF, "`%MSYSDIR`%\bin\bash.exe" --login -c echo, REM ** Chocolatey installation fix** "`%MSYSDIR`%\bin\bash.exe" --login -c echo, All
FileDelete, %Post_install_scriptDir%
FileAppend, %BUFF%, %Post_install_scriptDir%

WinWait, %winTitle%, Completing GNU Octave Setup, 900
Sleep 350
ControlClick, Button4, %winTitle%,,,, NA ; Don't launch octave automatically after the end of the installation
Sleep 350
ControlClick, Button2, %winTitle%,,,, NA ; &Finish
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls11;

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  destination   = "$toolsDir"

  url           = ''
  checksum      = '9b9a3f17014ce1aec9d97d417db9e469d2523408a77415c2b1eebeedd6a28da9'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

  url64         = ''
  checksum64    = 'b35f85c93dea126922560c04e6cb472c19e457c44d9a8898b4561db1107e9094'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  # Note: silentArgs doesn't work as expected for octave.install
  # An autohotkey is used as workaround.
  # silentArgs	= "/S"

# Don't create shims for any executables
$files = Get-ChildItem "$toolsDir"  -Recurse -Include *.exe -Exclude 'octave-cli.exe'
foreach ($file in $files) {
    New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null

Start-Process "AutoHotKey" -Verb runas -ArgumentList "`"$toolsDir\chocolateyinstall.ahk`""
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Octave *'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  silentArgs    = "/S"

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GNU Octave (Install) 512 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Approved
GNU Octave (Install) 594 Monday, February 24, 2020 Approved
GNU Octave (Install) 5.1.0 3045 Thursday, May 30, 2019 Approved
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