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Open Babel is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.

NOTE: For the Open Babel 2.1.0 release, binaries are not yet available and will be updated over the next few days. In most cases, these links may point to the last stable release, version 2.0.2.


  • 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
Download 2.1.0 stable release
or Get latest development code
Instructions for MSVC++
Instructions for Cygwin
Instructions for MinGW


  • Compile from source
Compile Open Babel.
Download 2.1.0 stable release (07-Apr-07)
or Get latest development code (today)
How to compile
How to use babel and other tools
How to develop with Open Babel
  • Install a binary package
Several Linux distributions provide binary packages. Some of these are more up-to-date than others, and the scripting interfaces 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 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.