Dependencies in installing from source

I asked earlier about installation, and now the system admin is having trouble installing boost. May dynare be installed without the boost libraries if only the matlab package is required (and not dynare++)? How would one do so in (Scientific) Linux?

Boost is required for compiling the preprocessor, so it’s not really an optional dependency.

However, it should be very easy to install if it’s not packaged in your Linux distribution. Just download the tarball from the official website and unpack it somewhere (no need to compile anything). Then tell the Dynare configure script where it is, by adding “BOOST_CPPFLAGS=/path/to/boost” to the configure line.