I'm kinda new in Ubuntu things, so please be patient with me.
In econometric/statistics, we use a lot a software called 'Ox' which is free for students and for research purposes. It's a cool option to R and C++. It's faster than R and simpler to program than C. If interested on it, give it a try.
The download options for Ox are here. Exactly in the -Ox 7 Console for linux- box. 64 bits option
When I downloaded it, I don't know what to do. I have the file on my PC but I don't know how to install it.
The site gives the following instructions that I sincerely, don't understand.
The default rpm package
oxcons-7.00-0.i386.rpm includes the 32-bit
version. The extended rpm package
the 64-bit version. The 64-bit version is invoked with the oxl64
/usr/bin). The 64-bit version requires 64-bit versions
of external dlls. These are available for quadpack, arfima, ssfpack
a) Ox is installed in
b) oxl command is symbolic link in
/usr/share/OxMetrics7/ox/bin/oxl.bin is the Ox executable.
The 64-bit command is oxl64.
b) Use alien to install the rpm. Alien is not installed by default in Ubuntu, so install this first.
/usr/bin/oxl5 if you already have Ox 5, and wish
to keep it.
d) issue the command in a local folder:
sudo alien -i -c ox*.rpm
Under 64-bit linux there may be an error message that amd64 is not in the package. However, it seems to install fine.
e) When I tried this for 64-bit Ubuntu, installation was to the current folder,
so must be moved to
/usr/share/OxMetrics7 (again as
sudo; this is not
necessary under 32-bit Ubuntu).
Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance. :)