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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. The current version is 1.2.2 (28-Aug-07).
Download for Python 2.4
Download for Python 2.5

The following options are only recommended for experienced developers.

  • Compile from source
Download 2.1.1 stable release
or Get latest development code
Instructions for MSVC++
Instructions for Cygwin
Instructions for MinGW


  • Compile from source
Compile Open Babel:
Download 2.1.1 stable release
or Get latest beta release (8-June-08)
or Get latest development code (today)
How to compile
How to use babel and other tools
How to develop with Open Babel
Compile scripting language modules (optional):
How to compile Perl and Python modules
Documentation: Perl, Python
  • Install a binary package
Several Linux distributions provide binary packages. Some of these are more up-to-date than others.
Fedora 6
RedHat Enterprise Linux/Fedora (RPM)
Other RPM packages
Binary packages for scripting language modules may be named 'openbabel-perl', 'openbabel-python' or 'python-openbabel'


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"

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