Installing Cantera

The following instructions detail how to install Cantera on a variety of platforms. We highly recommend that all new users install the Python interface via Conda. If you want to use one of the other interfaces, please select the installation instructions for your platform.

Conda (Highly Recommended)
Install the Cantera Python interface with Conda (Highly recommended for all users)
Windows Install Instructions
Install Cantera on Windows. Cantera officially supports the versions of Windows that Microsoft presently supports, although it may continue working on older versions of Windows.
macOS Install Instructions
Install Cantera on macOS/Mac OS X. The Cantera installer supports Mac OS X version 10.11 (El Capitan) and higher. For older versions of Mac OS X, users should compile from source.
Ubuntu Install Instructions
Install Cantera on Ubuntu using a PPA.
Other Linux Distributions Install Instructions
Linux distributions other than Ubuntu can install the Python interface via Conda (see the Conda instructions). Other interfaces can be installed by compiling from source.
Compile Cantera from Source
Compile Cantera directly from the source code for your platform.