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🔥 RDKit Python Wheels

This repository holds the code to build RDKit platform wheels for Linux, macOS, and Windows on Github Action and Circle CI. The wheels contain the compiled platform-specific dynamic libraries (*.so, *.dylib, and *.dll) and are available at PyPI. RDKit can easily be installed using

pip install rdkit

NOTE: Older versions of RDKit might be available at the rdkit-pypi PyPI repository (pip install rdkit-pypi). rdkit-pypi is the old name of this project at PyPI. Future RDKit versions will be available at the rdkit PyPI repository. Please update your dependencies, i.e., change rdkit-pypi to rdkit.

Please open an issue if you find something missing or not working as expected.

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Available Builds

OS Arch Bit Conditions 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 CI
Linux intel 64 glibc >= 2.17 (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04+, CentOS 6+, ...) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Github Actions
Linux aarch64 64 glibc >= 2.17 (e.g., Raspberry Pi, ...) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Circle CI
macOS intel 64 >= macOS 10.13 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Github Actions
macOS armv8 64 >= macOS 11, M1 hardware ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Cirrus CI Actions
Windows intel 64 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ Github Actions



python -m pip install rdkit
python -c "from rdkit import Chem; print(Chem.MolToMolBlock(Chem.MolFromSmiles('C1CCC1')))"
poetry add rdkit
poetry run python -c "from rdkit import Chem; print(Chem.MolToMolBlock(Chem.MolFromSmiles('C1CCC1')))"

Local builds on Linux

cibuildwheel requires patchelf (apt install patchelf)

python3 -m pip install cibuildwheel

git clone
cd rdkit-pypi

CIBW_BUILD=cp38-manylinux_x86_64 python3 -m cibuildwheel --platform linux --output-dir wheelhouse --config-file pyproject.toml

Replace cp38-manylinux_x86_64 with cp39-manylinux_x86_64, cp310-manylinux_x86_64, cp311-manylinux_x86_64, or cp312-manylinux_x86_64 to build for different Python versions.


⚛️ RDKit Python Wheels on PyPI. 💻 pip install rdkit








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