Installation of Pygoda

First install

This software has been tested on recent GNU/Linux distributions (Debian, Archlinux) and Windows 10. It has also been tested on a remote server (CentOS) using X forwarding through ssh to display the GUI on a Windows client.

To install the software on any platform, here is the recommended method:

  1. Download and install the latest version of miniconda for your system.

  2. Clone this repository using your preferred git tool. See the GitHub documentation if you have never done that before.

  3. Create a new conda environment using the requirements.txt file located in the main Pygoda-beta folder. If necessary, you can check the corresponding section of the conda documentation. Otherwise, go to the Pygoda-beta main folder, open a console and run:

    conda create -c conda-forge --file requirements.txt --name pygoda


    it is required to use the conda-forge channel as some packages are only available there for now.

    Please check that all the required packages have been installed without errors.

  4. You’re done! Now you can activate the newly created environment and launch Pygoda by running the file in the Pygoda-beta/pygoda folder (but please read the Quickstart section first). If you are not familiar with Python scripts and/or conda environments, please read the following paragraph before moving to the next section.

The pygoda environment created in step #3 must be activated whenever you want to use the software. To do so, go to the Pygoda-beta/pygoda folder, open a console and run conda activate pygoda. Then, you can launch Pygoda with python It is recommended to create an alias to avoid repeating these steps. On Linux, you may add the following line to your .profile, .bashrc or any other relevant config file for your shell:

alias pygoda="cd /path/to/pygoda-installation-folder/Pygoda-beta/pygoda/ && conda activate pygoda && python"

Then, you can run Pygoda from anywhere with the command pygoda. On Windows, you should be able to do something similar with doskey (not tested yet).


To launch Pygoda, start an anaconda/miniconda console, then execute:

conda activate pygoda
cd "/path/to/pygoda-installation-folder/Pygoda-beta/pygoda/"


To update Pygoda, go to Pygoda installation folder and run:

git pull

or use your preferred GUI software for git.