To install octave-symbolic, run the following command in macOS terminal (Applications->Utilities->Terminal)
sudo port install octave-symbolic
To see what files were installed by octave-symbolic, run:
port contents octave-symbolic
To later upgrade octave-symbolic, run:
sudo port selfupdate && sudo port upgrade octave-symbolic
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