[These notes are from Anthony's efforts on the Ubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox virtual machine running on his 2015 Macbook Air laptop.]
Started installing packages on Octave via Octave command line.
When tried to install stats package:
>> pkg install -forge statistics warning: creating installation directory /home/anthony/octave warning: called from install at line 30 column 5 pkg at line 405 column 9 error: the following dependencies were unsatisfied: statistics needs io >= 1.0.18
Got this message for this package:
>> pkg install -forge io pkg: please install the Debian package "liboctave-dev" to get th error: called from '__gripe_missing_component__' in file /usr/sh_.m near line 53, column 3
… so I did this on terminal command line:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install liboctave-dev
Which ran without error message.
>> pkg install -forge io
again, and got not error message, but couldn't find any evidence that the io functions exist. “which” and “help” show that functions aren't there, even after rehashing and restarting Octave.
Weirdly, I can show this:
>> pkg list Package Name | Version | Installation directory --------------+---------+----------------------- io | 2.4.0 | /home/anthony/octave/io-2.4.0
I searched for help, and this page
described an “-auto” flag that loads the packages automatically, so maybe “loading” is an extra step.
>> pkg load all
Does the trick. I'll have to look up how to load automatically at startup.
In the meantime, I'll try installing stats package again.
Will also install econometrics package, because it has MLE functions.
Had to install optim and struct packages as dependencies first.