Stable release#

The latest stable release of wavespectra package can be installed using pip or conda.

Install using pip#

To install wavespectra, run this command in your terminal:

$ pip install wavespectra

For the full install which includes netcdf4 and some other extra libraries run this command:

$ pip install wavespectra[extra]

If you don’t have pip installed, this Python installation guide can guide you through the process.

Install from conda#

$ conda install -c conda-forge wavespectra


Wavespectra requires a Fortran compiler such as gfortran available on the system when installing with pip in order to build the watershed partitioning module. Installation from conda-forge includes pre-compiled versions of the code so the compiler is not required.

From sources#

The sources for wavespectra can be downloaded from the Github repo.

You can either clone the public repository:

$ git clone git://github.com/wavespectra/wavespectra

Or download the tarball:

$ curl -o wavespectra.tar.gz -L https://github.com/wavespectra/wavespectra/tarball/master
$ tar xzf wavespectra.tar.gz

Once you have a copy of the source, you can install it from the base project directory with:

$ pip install .

Again, include the [extra] tag for the full install:

$ pip install ./[extra]

please make sure a Fortran compiler is available when installing from source.