Installing HDMF

HDMF requires having Python 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, or 3.10 installed. If you don’t have Python installed and want the simplest way to get started, we recommend you install and use the Anaconda Distribution. It includes Python, NumPy, and many other commonly used packages for scientific computing and data science.

HDMF can be installed with pip, conda, or from source. HDMF works on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Option 1: Using pip

If you are a beginner to programming in Python and using Python tools, we recommend that you install HDMF by running the following command in a terminal or command prompt:

pip install hdmf

Option 2: Using conda

You can also install HDMF using conda by running the following command in a terminal or command prompt:

conda install -c conda-forge hdmf