# Installing PyCav¶

PyCav requires Python 2.7 or ≥ 3.5.

There are a few ways to install PyCav. * The simplest and recommended way is to run the following command in Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal(Mac/Linux), with pip installed:

  $pip install pycav This way, PyCav and all of its dependencies will be installed. If you want to visualize the simulations, vpython also needs to be installed with  $ pip install vpython

• If you don’t want to use the previous command, you can get the latest release as a tarball from from PyPI. With this method, however, you will not get the dependencies automatically installed, so make sure that you have: * numpy * matplotlib * scipy * vpython (If you want to visualize simulations) installed when you want to use PyCav.