Octave 3.6.x image processing on Ubuntu Legacy

If you want to install the most recent version of Octave, an open source MatLab clone, on your older Ubuntu box you are out of luck. Only the most recent repositories (> 13.x) carry the latest Octave releases.

I found this quick fix for the problem. It involves four steps on a terminal.

To get to a fully functioning image processing toolbox run the following commands:

on the octave prompt

The command ‘pkg list’ will return a list of installed packages

Finally, you load the image package using: