Installation instructions: Ubuntu
The following steps set everything up in Ubuntu (tested with Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr”, 15.04 “Vivid Vervet”, and 16.04 “Xenial Xerus”):
If you have not already done so, go to “System Settings” → “Software and Update” and active the item “Community-maintained free and open-source software (universe)”.
Open a terminal and enter the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get install python-numpy python-scipy python-matplotlib python-wxtools \
python-opengl python-pip graphviz libboost-all-dev
$ pip install fastcluster --user
$ pip install mapper --user
$ pip install cmappertools --user
Optional: Add the directory
$HOME/.local/bin to the search path so that the Mapper GUI can be started more conventiently.
To do so, open the file
.bashrc in your home directory, eg. by
and insert the following lines at the end:
# set PATH so that it includes user's private bin if it exists
if [ -d "$HOME/.local/bin" ] ; then
Now save the file and type
in the terminal window to read the modified file in.
Try Mapper out: