These are the excellent software packages which have made this project possible. If you are using Ubuntu then you can install the correct versions of each of required software packages with something like:

aptitude install python python-numpy python-scipy python-matplotlib python-biopython ipython

Alternatively you could try installing Anaconda. This has been tested with Polyphony on a Mac and worked well. Use the following to install Biopython. Everything else is installed by default:

conda install biopython

Absolute Requirements

Highly recommended

All following documentation assumes that you have these installed.

  • ipython , for interactive python scripting
  • matplotlib, for graph plotting
  • PyMOL, for interactive 3D visualisation. Open source version available on SourceForge and there is also a wiki. It is available through the Ubuntu Software Center