To install BioDynaMo for the first time execute the following commands. The installation will also install all required packages including ParaView, ROOT and Qt5.

git clone https://github.com/BioDynaMo/biodynamo.git
cd biodynamo
./install.sh

Important

1. In every new terminal execute source <path-to-bdm-installation>/bin/thisbdm.sh to use BioDynaMo!
2. It is also possible to use BioDynaMo without running make install. You will just need to source thisbdm.sh from the build directory: `source <path-to-bdm-build-dir>/bin/thisbdm.sh`
3. BioDynaMo uses a customized version of ParaView. Therefore, you should not install ParaView separately.

Update Installation

The following commands update your BioDynaMo installation:

cd path/to/biodynamo
# make sure you are on the master branch
git checkout master
# get latest changes
git pull origin master
./install.sh

Supported platforms

  • Ubuntu 16.04 (recommended), 18.04
  • CentOS 7 (latest)
  • Mac OSX