poliastro requires the following Python packages:
- NumPy, for basic numerical routines
- Astropy, for physical units and time handling
- numba (optional), for accelerating the code
- jplephem, for the planetary ephemerides using SPICE kernels
- matplotlib, for orbit plotting
- scipy, for root finding and numerical propagation
poliastro is usually tested on Linux, Windows and OS X on Python 3.4 and 3.5, using NumPy 1.9 and 1.10 (single codebase).
The easiest and fastest way to get the package up and running is to install poliastro using conda:
$ conda install poliastro --channel poliastro
You can also install poliastro from PyPI using pip, given that you already have all the requirements:
$ pip install poliastro
You can also download poliastro source from GitHub and type:
$ pip install .
Development installations are also supported thanks to setuptools:
$ pip install -e .