Download and Installation

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Download and Installation

SpecMate is hosted on https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/specmate/

Download .tar.gz

You can download a ”.tar.gz” of SpecMate from the download area.

Latest Source

You can checkout the latest source from the cvs repository:

$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.savannah.nongnu.org:/sources/specmate co specmate


SpecMate has been developed and tested on a debian (testing) GNU/Linux system. It will probably also run on other systems, too —in particular on other GNU/Linux systems.

Python, python-wx, python-matplotlib, python-scipy, python-numpy, and python-wxmpl are needed by SpecMate to work.


1.Make sure you have python, python-wx, python-matplotlib, python-wxmpl, numpy, and scipy installed. On a debian-based system “apt-get install python-wxmpl python-wxgtk2.8 python-scipy” should do the trick. If python-wxpml is not available in your distribution it will probably work without wxmpl, but all other packages have to be in place.

2.Extract the tarball to a directory of your choice, the directory “SpecMate-x.x.x/” will be created. cd into it and run either:

$ python setup.py install

(as root, for a system-wide installation)


$ python setup.py install --user

(as normal user, for installation in your home-dir)

In the former case you should be able to run specmate by simply typing:

$ specmate

anywhere in the command line. In the latter case, you’ll have to find out what the default path for python user-scripts is on your system. On debian it is “~/.local/bin/”; therefore, you’ll have to run something like:

$ ~/.local/bin/specmate

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