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 utm
sudo python3 install

git clone
cd kite
sudo python3 install


An installation through pip requires the same prerequisites as above:

Installation through pip
sudo pip3 install utm
sudo pip3 install git+

MacOS (Sierra, MacPorts)

Installing Pyrocko is a prerequisite, visit Pyrocko Mac 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+
sudo pip3 install git+

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

Anaconda3 using pip

Use pip on Anaconda to install the software:

Install the prerequisites through conda
pip install git+
pip install git+