Download and install the Anaconda Python Platform for Python 2.7 (make sure not to install Python 3.0+, which is incompatible with RMG). When prompted to append Anaconda to your PATH, select or type Yes.
Install both RMG and the RMG-database binaries through the Terminal. Dependencies will be installed automatically. It is safest to make a new Anaconda environment for RMG and its dependencies. Type the following command into the Terminal to create the new environment named ‘rmg_env’ containing the latest stable version of the RMG program and its database.
conda create -c rmg --name rmg_env rmg rmgdatabase
Whenever you wish to use it you must first activate the environment:
source activate rmg_env
Optional: If you wish to use the QMTP interface with MOPAC to run quantum mechanical calculations for improved thermochemistry estimates of cyclic species, please obtain a legal license through the MOPAC License Request Form. Once you have it, type the following into your Terminal
You may now run an RMG test job. Save the Minimal Example Input File to a local directory. Use the Terminal to run your RMG job inside that folder using the following command
You may now use RMG-Py, CanTherm, as well as any of the Standalone Modules included in the RMG-Py package.
If you had previously installed a binary version of the RMG package, you may check and update your installation to the latest stable version available on Anaconda by typing the following command on the Terminal
source activate rmg_env conda update rmg rmgdatabase -c rmg