Originally posted by munichtexan
Got the mirrors set up finally so that Yast went through setting up Octave (???). No errors, various links and configurations were done. Do I now have a .exe file? If so, I searched for it and only came up with the original folder where I manually downloaded Octave before I recieved advice that YAST might do all of this for me.
I probably just misunderstood. Do I still need to compile Octave?
If you installed through YaST then you almost definitely installed it as a pre-compiled binary (an .rpm as opposed to a .srpm).
What I can't say, is whether it's appeared in your menu list somewhere. Though you should be able to start it from a terminal. Dunno what the command would be, but how about trying "octave" (no quotation marks) as a start and see if it "fires up"!