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Updated: octave-5.2.0-1

New versions 5.2.0-1 of


are available in the Cygwin distribution:

Latest upstream  release.

Full changes for 5.x series:

there are 2 octave main binaries with multiple graphic properties

        octave          command line with full plotting capabilities

        octave --gui    graphical interface

        octave-cli      command line inteface with plotting
                        restricted to fltk and gnuplot toolkits

Of the 3 graphics toolkit fltk, gnuplot and qt
        fltk is the worst performing on cygwin
        gnuplot the lightest
        qt the most graphic rich

You need to install with setup the specific forge package
you are looking for.

The update of the global pkg database is managed
by cygwin setup during the postinstall phase.
A semaphore system is in place to update the database only when needed
and just one time, also when multiple forge packages are added or removed.

The GNU Octave language for numerical computations is a (mostly
Matlab (R) compatible) high-level language, primarily intended
for numerical computations.  It provides a convenient command-line
interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically.


Marco Atzeri

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