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This section contains information on setting up the dependencies for Hyperion as well as Hyperion itself. If you have any issues with the installation of any of the dependencies or Hyperion, please first talk to your system administrator to see if they can help you get set up!


First, you will need to install several dependencies. Please follow the instructions at the following pages to make sure that you have all the dependencies installed.


For instructions for specific computer clusters, see the System-specific instructions instead, then proceed to the instructions for installing Hyperion below.


Download the latest tar file from [HERE], then expand it with:

tar xvzf hyperion-x.x.x.tar.gz
cd hyperion-x.x.x

Python module

Install the Python module with:

python install


python install --user

if you do not have root access. Check that the module installed correctly:

$ python
Python 2.7.2 (default, Jan 31 2012, 22:38:06)
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import hyperion

and also try typing:

$ hyperion

in your shell. If you get command not found, you need to ensure that the scripts installed by Python are in your $PATH. If you do not know where these are located, check the last line of the install command above, which should contain something like this:

changing mode of /Users/tom/Library/Python/2.7/bin/hyperion to 755

The path listed (excluding hyperion at the end) should be in your $PATH.

Fortran binaries

Compile the Fortran code with:

make install

By default, the binaries will be written to /usr/local/bin (which will require you to use sudo for the last command), but you can change this using the --prefix option to configure, for example:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/hyperion


./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr

To check that the Fortran binaries are correctly installed, try typing:

$ hyperion_sph
Usage: hyperion input_file output_file

If you get:

$ hyperion_sph
hyperion_sph: command not found

then something went wrong in the installation, or the directory to which you installed the binaries is not in your $PATH. Otherwise, you are all set!