Precompiled binary packages of Dynare are available for Debian and Ubuntu distributions of GNU/Linux. These packages work with both Octave and MATLAB.

1. Available versions

Dynare is available in Debian and Ubuntu as an official package.

The status of the package can be monitored on the Debian Tracker.

Status of the packages as of 2018-02-03:


Version of Dynare

Version of Octave used by the package

Debian Jessie 8 (oldstable)



Debian Stretch 9 (stable)



Debian Sid (unstable)



Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04 (LTS)



Ubuntu Xenial Xerus 16.04 (LTS)



/!\ Under Debian, you need to select the "contrib" section in your package sources if you want MATLAB support.

/!\ These packages are guaranteed to be compatible with the version of Octave installed on your system. However, it may happen that your version of MATLAB is too recent for these packages (since MATLAB is not part of the release cycle of Debian and Ubuntu); if you experience inexplicable crashes/problems with MATLAB, then consider compiling Dynare from source.

2. Installing the packages

There are three packages which you may want to install:

3. Using Dynare

3.1. Under MATLAB

You need to specify the correct path, which depends on the version of Dynare.

For Dynare 4.4.2 and older:

addpath /usr/share/dynare/matlab

For Dynare 4.4.3 and later:

addpath /usr/lib/dynare/matlab

Then, launch Dynare with:

dynare filename.mod

3.2. Under Octave

You don't need to add a path, it's automatically configured.

Then, launch Dynare with:

dynare filename.mod

DynareWiki: InstallOnDebianOrUbuntu (last edited 2018-05-16 15:37:23 by SébastienVillemot)