3. Installation


It is recommended that RMG be installed with Python 2.7, although it has been previously tested that Python 2.5 and 2.6 may also work. Dependency issues render it incompatible with Python 3.x releases.

For any questions related to RMG and its usage and installation, please post an issue at https://github.com/ReactionMechanismGenerator/RMG-Py/issues and the RMG developers will get back to you as soon as we can. You can also search for your problem on the issues page to see if there are already solutions in development. Alternatively, you can email us at rmg_dev@mit.edu

3.1. For Basic Users: Binary Installation Using Anaconda

It is highly recommended to use the Python platform Anaconda to perform the installation of RMG-Py. A binary installation is recommended for users who want to use RMG out of the box, and are not interested in changing or recompiling the RMG code or making many additions to RMG’s thermodynamic and kinetics databases.

3.2. For Developers: Installation by Source Using Anaconda Environment

RMG-Py can now be built by source using the Anaconda Python Platform to assist in installing all necessary dependencies. This is recommended for a developer who may be altering the RMG source code or someone who expects to manipulate the databases extensively. You will also be able to access the latest source code updates and patches through Github.

3.3. For Developers: Direct Installation by Source without Anaconda

The installation approach in this section is not recommended and also not maintained by RMG developer team. This is only a record for people who don’t want to use Anaconda.

3.4. Dependencies

Please visit the page below for detailed information on all of RMG’s dependencies and their license restrictions

3.5. Installation FAQ

This section collects frequently asked questions on installation of RMG.