To install plotypus, you will first need to install some dependencies. Read the documentation for installing each package, and ensure that they are all built for Python 3. plotypus is not compatible with Python 2.

Once you have installed all dependencies, download the source from github:

git clone

and install:

> cd plotypus
> python3 install

If you would like to stay up-to-date with development, replace the last command with:

> python3 develop

Then, when you want to update, simply run:

> git pull


Depending on your setup, you may need to run as root, or install locally by appending the --user flag.