There are two major options for installing AxoPy: pip and (Ana)conda.

See also

If you’re interested in developing AxoPy itself, see the Development documentation.


If you like to use a systemwide Python installation (such as the Python provided by your package manager on Linux or the official installer for Windows), you can use pip to install AxoPy from PyPI:

$ pip install axopy

You may also want to make use of venv to create a virtual environment first. This would allow you to install several different versions of AxoPy for different projects, for example:

$ python -m venv .venv
$ source .venv/bin/activate
(.venv) $ pip install axopy

Note that the second command above depends on your platform. See the venv documentation for more information.


AxoPy can also be installed with miniconda or Anaconda via the conda-forge channel:

$ conda install -c conda-forge axopy

Similarly to the instructions above for pip installation, you may want to create a separate conda environment before installing:

$ conda create -c conda-forge -n axopy axopy