The supported Python versions are:

  • Python 3.7

  • Python 3.8

  • Python 3.9

  • Python 3.10

Installation via conda

The iwopy package is available on the channel conda-forge. You can install the latest version by

conda install -c conda-forge iwopy

Installation via pip

Virtual Python environment

We recommend working in a Python virtual environment and install iwopy there. Such an environment can be created by

python -m venv /path/to/my_venv

and afterwards be activated by

source /path/to/my_venv/bin/activate

Note that in the above commands /path/to/my_venv is a placeholder that should be replaced by a path to a (non-existing) folder of your choice, for example ~/venv/iwopy.

All subsequent installation commands via pip can then be executed directly within the active environment without changes. After your work with iwopy is done you can leave the environment by the command deactivate.

Standard users

As a standard user, you can install the latest release via pip by

pip install iwopy

This in general corresponds to the main branch at github. Alternatively, you can decide to install the latest pre-release developments (non-stable) by

pip install git+


The first step as a developer is to clone the iwopy repository by

git clone

Enter the root directory by

cd iwopy

Then you can either install from this directory via

pip install -e .