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Dyalog APT Repository

The Dyalog APT Repository contains installation packages for Dyalog APL for the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. For more information, see http://dyalog.com/dyalog/raspberry-pi.htm.

Table of Contents


Repository

Debian/Raspbian

First you will need to set your Raspberry Pi up to connect to our public repository, This will allow you to keep your APL installation up to date with new releases.

The following are the supported Operating System codenames:

  • Raspbian (Debian)
    • wheezy (ARMHF) - Hardware Float
    • jessie (ARMHF) - Hardware Float

Packages last updated 2017-01-24

Please Note: We do not support ARMEL (Software Float) as we consider the performance of software float to be unacceptable on the Raspberry Pi.

$ wget -O - http://packages.dyalog.com/dyalog-apt-key.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ CODENAME=`lsb_release -sc`
$ echo "deb http://packages.dyalog.com ${CODENAME} main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dyalog.list

Please note: if you update the operating system on your Pi, then you should re-run these last two commands so that /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dyalog.list accurately reflects the codename of the version of the distribution that you are running.


Installation

Version 15.0 with RIDE-4.0 (experimental)

Although this is still considered a pre-release, the current version of our graphical IDE (RIDE 4.0) provides a significant improved user experience over the TTY interface and we recommend installing it.

Version 15.0 was updated 2017-01-24.
Ride-4.0 was updated 2017-01-24.

To install version 15.0 with the RIDE GUI Front-End run the following commands

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install dyalog-unicode-prerelease

Version 15.0

If you prefer to install Dyalog APL without RIDE 4.0, You can install the stable release below.

Version 15.0 was updated 2017-01-24.

To install version 15.0 run the following commands

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install dyalog-unicode

Install Older Versions

To see all available packages, you can use the following command:

$ sudo apt-cache search dyalog

You can choose to install 13.2, 14.0 or 14.1 manually using the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install dyalog-unicode-132

$ sudo apt-get install dyalog-unicode-140

$ sudo apt-get install dyalog-unicode-141

Note: If you have 15.0 and an earlier version of Dyalog installed, running "dyalog" from the terminal will run 15.0.


Upgrade

Upgrade from 14.1 to 15.0

If you already have Dyalog 14.1 installed you can run the following 2 commands to upgrade to 15.0

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Run

To run Dyalog APL you can select it from the Programming menu If you have installed the prerelease version this will start Dyalog APL within a RIDE session. Otherwise it will start a terminal with Dyalog APL running inside. Running "dyalog" from a terminal will load a Dyalog session in your terminal.

Further Reading

You can download the Dyalog APL For Raspberry Pi guide from here. This will help you install Dyalog APL on your Raspberry Pi and also has some example code. This is also shipped with Dyalog APL for the Raspberry Pi in /opt/mdyalog/15.0/32/unicode/help/ where there is a host of useful documentation.

We have some blog posts here: http://www.dyalog.com/blog/category/raspberry-pi/ which you may like to read to see some of the things that we've been up to.