Kite is written for Python 3, the installation has been tested on Debian based distributions (e.g. Ubuntu and Mint), MacOSX, and Anaconda.

Debian / Ubuntu

As a mandatory prerequisit you have to install Pyrocko, visit Pyrocko installation instructions for details.

Installation from source and apt-get
sudo apt-get install python3-dev python3-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5.qtopengl python3-scipy python3-numpy python3-pyqtgraph
git clone
cd kite
sudo python3 install

MacOS (Sierra, MacPorts)

Installing Pyrocko is a prerequisite, visit Pyrocko installation instructions for details.

Kite installation instructions with MacPorts, alternatively check out the Anaconda3 instructions:

Installation from source through MacPorts
sudo port install git
sudo port install python35
sudo port select python python35
sudo port install py35-numpy
sudo port install py35-scipy
sudo port install py35-matplotlib
sudo port install py35-yaml
sudo port install py35-pyqt5
sudo port install py35-setuptools
sudo pip3 install git+

git clone
cd kite
python3 install --user --install-scripts=/usr/local/bin

Anaconda3 using conda

Pre-built Anaconda packages are available for Linux 64-Bit and MacOS. You can use can use the conda package manager to install Kite:

Packages are available on Anaconda Cloud
conda install -c pyrocko pyrocko-kite