Installing from binary packages

Oliver Beckstein edited this page May 21, 2018 · 15 revisions

For some platforms, MDAnalysis can be installed directly in pre-compiled form. (If no pre-compiled packages are available, please see installing MDAnalysis from source.)


  • Fully supported, since 0.15.0
  • Currently only Linux 64 bit supported.
  • Python 3.4+ (since 0.17.0) and Python 2.7 supported (Linux and macOS)

Install the current anaconda package according to the conda docs. Users can either install by one step:

conda install -c conda-forge mdanalysis

Or two steps, first add the conda-forge anaconda channel, (this has to be done once):

conda config --add channels conda-forge

Then install MDAnalysis

conda install mdanalysis

Update MDAnalysis

conda update mdanalysis


Some third-party repositories might have binary packages of MDAnalysis but we are not currently making any distribution-specific binary packages available.

(If you are package maintainer for a distribution and you want your distribution listed here, please raise an issue to notify us and provide information and links to the distribution and the MDAnalysis package itself.)

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Labels: python, molecular dynamics, analysis, DCD, CHARMM, LAMMPS, NAMD, Gromacs, computer simulation, atoms, coordinates, trajectory, XTC, Library, object-oriented
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