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I am running 10.04 and have Octave 3.2.3 installed. Recently, I decided to try my hand at development and hence wanted my Octave copy to stay on the Bleeding Edge.

Ordinarily, this could be done by using a PPA and adding it to sources (correct?) but Octave doesn't have a PPA. So, how do make sure that every time I begin writing a development code, my copy of Octave is the latest one.

My apologies if this question has already been asked.

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@OctavianDamiean, sure! That'd be great – user44549 Feb 19 '12 at 14:08

There is the lucid-bleed PPA. It is a PPA that backports the latest stable versions of several applications to Lucid Lynx.

Add it like this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lucid-bleed/ppa

To install the latest version of Octave you just have to update your archives and install it.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install octave

If you already have Octave installed then just do an upgrade.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
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