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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.
Download v2.2.1 Installer
Provides access to the Open Babel libraries from Python. The current version is 1.4.

The following options are only recommended for experienced developers.

  • Compile from source
Download 2.2.1 stable release
or Get latest development code
Instructions for MSVC++
Instructions for Cygwin
Instructions for MinGW


  • Compile from source
Compile Open Babel:
Download 2.2.1 stable release
or Get latest development code (today)
How to compile
How to use babel and other tools
How to develop with Open Babel
Scripting language modules:
Perl, Python, Ruby, Java (Mono/C# coming soon)
  • Install a binary package
Several Linux distributions provide binary packages. Some of these are more up-to-date than others.
Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu
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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