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.

Gentoo Install Instructions

Install Cantera on Gentoo using a portage.

Other Linux Distributions Install Instructions

Linux distributions other than Ubuntu and Gentoo 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 for your platform from the source code