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Python Bindings Installation

The easiest way to install the COPASI python bindings is via pip, just run:

pip install python-copasi

to get the latest version.

However, we also create standalone packages on our download page, that you can download. Once you downloaded the binary package for the Python bindings you have to unpack it. It will be unpacked to a directory called copasi_python. This directory contains the native library, a python file, a documentation file and the license file. It also contains a directory called unittests with lots of unittests that can be used to check if the bindings are working.

To run the unittests, you first have to set the PYTHONPATH environment variable to the directory where the native library and the file are located. Once you changed into the unittests directory you find a file called which runs all the unittests in the directory.

Please note that under Microsoft Windows the language bindings require certain versions of the Microsoft runtime libraries. If these are not installed, the bindings might not work. Please see the download page for the individual language binding versions for the runtime requirements.