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Latest release: Octopus 14.1 (2024-05-03)

All releases:

Each stable release is identified by two numbers (for example x.y). The first number indicates a particular version of Octopus and the second one the release. Before the 6.0 release (2016) Octopus used a three-number scheme, with the first two numbers being the version and the third one the release.

An increase in the revision number indicates that this release contains bug fixes and minor changes over the previous version, but that no new features were added (it may happen that we disable some features that are found to contain serious bugs).

Development versions (that you can get from the git repository) do not have a version number, they only have a code name. For code names we use the scientific names of Octopus species. These are the code names that we have used so far (this scheme was started after the release of version 3.2):

You can also get the development version (tehuelchus) from Gitlab.

Live images containing Octopus

The following images iso-images for a system with an installation of Octopus can be downloaded here:

Live ISO username: octopus
Live ISO password: octopus

The image contains an installation of postopus and a quick start example. The example can be launched in a terminal via

octopus@debian-live:~$ jupyter-notebook Quick_Start.ipynb


Libxc is the set of exchange-correlation functionals used in Octopus, which is also a separate library shared among several codes. Download here.

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