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Developer Install Guide

The easiest ways to install Chaste are

Then see the section on checking out the code (below), and optional or optimised-code-related dependencies.

If there are any problems the following pages may be useful.

The main instructions on this page assume you are setting up a machine identical to the core Chaste development machines. User installation instructions can be found in source:trunk/docs/INSTALLATION.txt. We also have guides for a variety of other situations that the Chaste team have tried:

NB: When creating new install guides, please name the page like 'InstallGuides/GuideName', so that it gets included in the public portion of the wiki.


  • InstallBoost -- not needed on the new (Ubuntu / Fedora Core 6) installs
  • InstallPyCml -- PyCml itself is included with Chaste, but you'll need to install its dependencies

Accessing the code (developers with access only, otherwise use the source release)

Optional (not needed to run the code)

  • InstallValgrind -- only needed for memory testing, not needed on the new (Ubuntu / Fedora Core 6) installs

  • InstallCvode -- faster ODE solver for cell_based and single-cell-cardiac simulations)

Historical items, no longer needed

  • InstallNdiff -- used to be used for comparing results files to a tolerance