To install and update BioDynaMo execute the following command.

curl | bash

This will also install all prerequisites, including ROOT, ParaView and Qt5. By default the installation directory is set to $HOME/biodynamo-vX.Y.Z, where X.Y.Z is the version number.


In every new terminal execute source <installation-directory>/bin/ to use BioDynaMo, where <installation-directory> is the BioDynaMo installation directory.
To do this automatically for every shell, put this in your .bashrc or .zshrc.

Supported platforms

  • Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04
  • CentOS 7
  • macOS 10.15 and macOS 11.1

Currently, we do not support Windows or Windows subsystem for Linux.


If you are a developer please follow the build instructions in our Developer Guide.