Bring your own Octave

Thanks to the efforts of many developers, GNU Octave can be installed on all commonly used Linux distributions today. If the native distribution Octave package is out of date, Flatpak, snap, and others jump in the gab. Even though the latter systems keep on improving, in the end they are distributed versions, designed to be useful to many users and often difficult to customize. This article describes another distribution independent Octave version, based on Docker/Podman/Singularity images, which can be customized and shared with others. Moreover, it can use JupyterLab as alternative “GUI” for Octave.

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