How to uninstall octave from Ubuntu

Uninstall octave

To uninstall just octave package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove octave

Uninstall octave and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the octave package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove octave

Purging octave

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of octave from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge octave

To delete configuration and/or data files of octave and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge octave

octave package information

name octave
section math
description

GNU Octave language for numerical computations

website www.octave.org/ 
maintainer ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com

More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

See Also

How to install octave package on Ubuntu