GNU Octave is primarily developed on GNU/Linux and other POSIX conformant systems.
GNU Octave for Mac OS X is readily available using [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Package_management_system package managers] such as [http://www.finkproject.org/ Fink], [http://www.macports.org/ MacPorts], and [http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/ Homebrew].
About version numbers (as of July 2018):
To compile and create the application bundle yourself, see the instructions on [[Create_a_MacOS_X_App_Bundle_Using_Homebrew|how to create the bundle using Homebrew]]. (See instructions on [[Create_a_MacOS_X_App_Bundle_Using_MacPorts|how to create a bundle using Macports]] for reference, but this approach is not currently being used.)
==Octave 4.2.2 VM installer for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra==