# Installing octave on Mac OS X via homebrew

There is something you need to know, because brew install octave won’t do it:

Error: No available formula for octave


For some reason you have to tell homebrew that you are a scientist before you get the formula:

brew tap homebrew/science


After that everything works fine. Here is a list of all the new formulas you get: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-science