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Help with Octave, installing package

  1. Mar 31, 2009 #1
    Hey, I need some help with installing a package in Octave. I have never done this before so I'm not sure what I am doing wronge. I have downloaded econometrics, changed directory and typed:
    "pkg install econometrics-1.0.7.tar.gz" and I get

    """warning: implicit conversion from matrix to string
    error: couldn't delete directory C:\Program Files\Octave\share\octave\packages\e
    conometrics-1.0.7: Permission denied
    error: called from `pkg:uninstall' in file C:\Program Files\Octave\share\octave\
    3.0.3\m\pkg\pkg.m near line 930, column 2"""
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2009 #2
    You could try your package manager -Yum, Synaptic, YaST....- and search into repositories. It seems your problem is about permissions of the file and you can try chmod command. Anyway, you should give more information:

    What distro are you using?
    Version?
    Hardware (RAM, processor...)?
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 #3
    Thanks for answearing, but I'm not sure what you mean with:

    "You could try your package manager -Yum, Synaptic, YaST....- and search into repositories. It seems your problem is about permissions of the file and you can try chmod command."

    I am new to Octave and I don't know much about computers in general.

    I have Windows Vista, 3 GB ram, AMD Turion x2 64 2,1 GHz and using Octave 3.0.3
     
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