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

    $ gedit ~/.bashrc

    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

    $ source ~/.bashrc

    in the terminal window to read the modified file in.

  • Try Mapper out:


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