How to Install Octave Portable

by Bob Romanov

Octave is a programming language used especially for mathematical applications. It has many commands that streamline programming for mathematical use. The installation file for Octave is large -- approximately 800 megabytes. An alternative to the full Octave download is Octave Portable. This is a much smaller application that provides basic Octave functionality. It requires no special installation process. A simple download is sufficient.


Download Octave Portable (see Resources).


Wait for the file to finish downloading.


Double-click on the downloaded file with the name "" to unzip it.


Double-click on the "Octave Portable" folder to open it.


Double-click on the "Octave Portable" application to run the program.

About the Author

Bob Romanov has been writing since 1990, specializing in music technology and video games. He makes music professionally and has built several of his own electronic instruments. He is an authority on all kinds of video games, from vintage Atari 2600 to the newest generation of console and PC games. Romanov holds a bachelor's degree from Goddard College.

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