A native Mac app distribution of GNU Octave


Octave.app Downloads

This page contains all the releases of Octave.app. If you’re not sure which one to get, just grab the latest version, from the top of the page.

For betas and prereleases, including the new 5.x series see Developer Downloads.

Installation Notes

Our apps are not signed yet. This means that the first time you run them, you must right-click Octave.app and choose “Open” instead of just double-clicking it, and then choose “Run” from the dialog that pops up, when it asks you if you want to run an app from an “unkown developer”.

We’re working on fixing this by getting signed releases. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Current Release

This is probably the one you want.

Octave 6.2.0

Released April 16, 2021.

Requires macOS 10.14 or newer.

Download: Octave-6.2.0.dmg

Announcement: Octave 6.2.0 Announcement

Older Releases

You probably don’t want these.

Octave 6.1.0

Released Jan 22, 2021.

Requires macOS 10.13 or newer.

Download: Octave-6.1.0.dmg

Release Notes: Octave 6.1.0 Release Notes

Octave 4.4.1 u1

Released Dec 2, 2019.

I forgot which versions of macOS this supports; probably 10.13 and later.

Download: Octave-4.4.1-u1.dmg

Release Notes: Octave 4.4.1 Release Notes

Known bugs

Octave 4.4.1

Released Feb 19, 2019.

I forgot which versions of macOS this supports; probably 10.13 and later.

Download: Octave-4.4.1.dmg

Release Notes: Octave 4.4.1 Release Notes

Octave 4.4.0

Released Dec 4, 2018.

Download: Octave-4.4.0.dmg

Release Notes: Octave 4.4.0 Release Notes

Java requirements

If you want Java to work inside Octave.app for Octave.app 4.4.0, you need to install a particular version of Java.

The Java 1.8 you have installed must be exactly jdk1.8.0_181.jdk, due to how the Octave build and Java detection system works. (This was the latest release of JDK 1.8 at the time Octave.app 4.4.0 was built.) You can download it here.

If you do not care about Java working inside your Octave.app, you can ignore this JDK requirement entirely.

Known bugs

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