Installation and Front-ends

Installation Options

Tellurium has several front-ends, and can also be installed as a collection of pip packages. We recommend a front-end for end-users who wish to use Tellurium for biological modeling, and the pip packages for developers of other software which uses or incorporates Tellurium.

Front-end 1: Tellurium Notebook

Tellurium’s notebook front-end mixes code and narrative in a flowing, visual style. The Tellurium notebook will be familiar to users of Jupyter, Mathematica, and SAGE. However, unlike Jupyter, Tellurium notebook comes pre-packaged as an app for Windows, Mac, and Linux and does not require any command line installation. This front-end is based on the nteract project.

  • Front-end: Tellurium Notebook
  • Supported platforms: billy jobsey benguin
  • Python version: 3.6, 64-bit
  • Download: here
Tellurium notebook screenshot

Tellurium notebook offers an environment similar to Jupyter

Front-end 2: Tellurium IDE

User who are more familiar with MATLAB may prefer Tellurium’s IDE interface, which is based on popular programming tools (Visual Studio, etc.). This front-end is based on the Spyder project. Due to stability issues, we recommend Mac users use the Tellurium notebook front-end instead.

  • Front-end: Tellurium IDE
  • Supported platforms: billy2 jobsey2 (no Mac updates)
  • Python version: 2.7, 64-bit
  • Download: here
Tellurium IDE screenshot

Tellurium IDE features a programmer-centric interface similar to MATLAB

PyPI Packages

Tellurium can be installed using the command line tool pip.

  • No front-end
  • Supported platforms: billy3 jobsey3 benguin3
  • Python version: 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
$ pip install tellurium

Supported Python Versions

The Tellurium PyPI packages support 64-bit Python versions 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The notebook viewer comes with Python 3.6 (64-bit) and the IDE comes with Python 2.7 (32-bit). If you need support for a Python version not already covered, please file an issue.