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graph-tool is released under the  GPL. For general installation instructions, please see the included INSTALL file.

## Requirements

You'll need the following in order to build and use graph-tool:

•  GCC, version 4.4 or above (version 4.7 is recommended). For MacOS X, the  clang compiler is recommended.
• The  boost libraries, version 1.42 or above.
•  Python, version 2.7 or above (including version 3).
• The  expat library.
• The  SciPy python module.
• The  Numpy python module.
• The  CGAL C++ geometry library, version 3.5 or above.
• The  Graphviz packaged for graph drawing, with the python bindings enabled (optional).
• The  cairomm,  pycairo and  matplotlib libraries, used for graph drawing (optional).

graph-tool was tested only on  GNU/Linux and MacOS X systems, but should also be usable on other systems where the above requirements are available.

### Memory requirements for compilation

graph-tool requires large amounts of RAM (>1 GB) during compilation, because it uses lots of  template metaprogramming. The supported compiler,  GCC, is still not very well optimized for this, which means that even though the program is relatively small (the compiled binary, as of version 2.2, is around 20 MB in size), it will still use up lots of RAM during compilation, specially if optimizations are used (and you do want to use them). See, for instance, GCC bugs  29433 and  12850. If you don't have enough memory, try passing the "--disable-graph-filtering" option to the configure script. This will disable some of the filtering functionality of graph-tool, but will save some memory during compilation.

### Parallel algorithms

graph-tool can run several of its algorithms in  parallel. It makes use of  OpenMP to do this, which provides an almost trivial way of converting serial code into parallel code. OpenMP is an extension to the Fortran, C and C++ languages, which uses  compiler directives to achieve automatized code parallelization. Moreover, since it uses compiler directives (#pragma in C/C++), it maintains backwards compatibility with compilers which do not support OpenMP, and the code is then compiled cleanly as regular serial code. Thus, support for parallel code in graph-tool is quite optional.

OpenMP must be enabled during compilation, if you want the codes to run in parallel. For this, just pass the option "--enable-openmp" to the ./configure script:

$./configure --enable-openmp$ make


## Stable Release (Current version: 2.2.17)

The source code can be downloaded from:

There are binary packages available for the following GNU/Linux distributions:

### Debian and Ubuntu

Add one of the following lines to your sources.list,

deb http://downloads.skewed.de/apt/squeeze squeeze main


or

deb http://downloads.skewed.de/apt/sid sid main


or

deb http://downloads.skewed.de/apt/precise precise universe


or

deb http://downloads.skewed.de/apt/oneiric oneiric universe


depending on your distribution. After running apt-get update, the package can be installed with

apt-get install graph-tool


If you want to verify the packages, you should use the following public key:  F36FE35D.
After saving it to a file, you should add it to your list with

apt-key add <key's filename>


Afterwards, you can run apt-key list, which should give you the following details about the key:

pub   1024D/F36FE35D 2009-03-29
uid                  Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago@skewed.de>
uid                  Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago@itp.uni-bremen.de>
uid                  Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago@fkp.tu-darmstadt.de>
sub   2048R/D3E62840 2010-10-12 [expires: 2011-10-12]
sub   2048R/0FF00286 2010-10-12 [expires: 2011-10-12]
sub   2048R/5900157D 2010-10-12 [expires: 2011-10-12]
sub   4096g/BD0ABCFD 2009-03-29 [expires: 2011-10-12]


### Gentoo

An ebuild is available at:

If you want to install the latest development version from git, you can use:

## MacOS X

### macports

A portfile is available for installation in MacOS X systems with  macports. It is included in the  standard macports list. Just run the following command to install it:

 port install py-graph-tool


If you want to install the latest development version from git, you can use the following portfile:

Make sure you use the same GCC version to compile the whole stack (python, boost, etc) or you may lead into problems. In an ideal world, the correct version should be the latest one from the "stock" FSF GCC, however only the bastardized version from Apple (currently, version 4.2) seems to work properly on the platform. On the other hand, in an ideal world, one would opt for a less  freedom- hating platform in the first place...

### homebrew

Instructions for installing graph-tool in MacOS X with  homebrew are available  here.

## FreeBSD

An unofficial graph-tool port is available at  freshports.

## Latest Development Source Code

We use  Git for source revision control and code sharing.

The git public repository can be browsed at:

Development snapshots can also be downloaded in the above URL. The whole tree can be checked out with the following command:

git clone git://git.skewed.de/graph-tool


For further instructions on how to use Git, see the  documentation.

The git repository is also mirrored at github:  http://github.com/count0/graph-tool and gitorious:  http://gitorious.org/graph-tool