To install and update BioDynaMo execute the following command.

curl | bash

This will also install all prerequisites, including ParaView, ROOT 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.

Supported platforms

  • Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04
  • CentOS 7
  • Mac OSX