Virtualenv and pip

For a traditional installation of Nebulizer, first set up a Python virtualenv (this example creates a new one in .venv) and then install with pip:

$ virtualenv .venv;
$ source .venv/bin/activate
$ pip install nebulizer

When installed this way, Nebulizer can be upgraded as follows:

$ . .venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -U nebulizer

To install or update to the latest development branch of Nebulizer with pip, use the following pip install idiom instead:

$ pip install -U git+git://

Nebulizer should work with recent Python 3 versions.


Nebulizer can be installed using Conda (most easily obtained via the Miniconda Python distribution):

$ conda config --add channels bioconda
$ conda install nebulizer

Note that the version available via bioconda may lag the most recent version available via pip.