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Open Babel is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.


  • OpenBabelGUI
Provides a graphical user interface for Open Babel, as well as a command-line interface. This is what most users are looking for.
  • Python module
Provides access to the Open Babel libraries from Python.
Download for Python 2.4
Download for Python 2.5

The following options are only recommended for experienced developers.

  • Compile from source
Instructions for MSVC++
Instructions for Cygwin
Instructions for MinGW


To install Open Babel on Linux, you will either need to compile it yourself or install a binary package:

  • Compile from source
Compile Open Babel, and optionally the Perl and Python bindings.
How to compile
How to use babel
How to use the Perl bindings
How to use the Python bindings
  • Install a binary package
Several Linux distributions provide binary packages. Some of these are more up-to-date than others, and the Perl/Python bindings may not be available.
Fedora 6
RedHat Enterprise Linux/Fedora (RPM)
Other RPM packages


A graphical interface to Open Babel.

To get the command-line tools you need to choose one of the following:

Compile Open Babel, and optionally the Perl and Python bindings, using Apple's Developer Tools


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.

Pages in category "Installation"

The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total.