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This package is designed for interactive as well as scripting-oriented processing of PubMed records.

Get more information

This page only contains bare-bones instructions for installing PyMed.

Get the latest code

To get the latest code using git, simply type:

git clone

If you don't have git installed, you can download a zip or tarball of the latest code:

Install PyMed

As any Python packages, to install PyMed, go in the pymed source code directory and do:

python develop


The required dependencies to build the software are Python >= 2.6, NumPy >= 1.4, and Biopython >= 1.58


PyMed is BSD-licenced (3 clause):

This software is OSI Certified Open Source Software. OSI Certified is a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative.

Copyright (c) 2012, authors of PyMed All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the names of PyMed authors nor the names of any contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

This software is provided by the copyright holders and contributors "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the copyright owner or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.