We offer binaries for Windows (32 and 64 bit) and GNU/Linux (32 and 64 bit). You can download the latest version for your operating system from Github:
Once downloaded, simply unpack the archive in the desired directory.
The executables will be in the
For easier access to the programs, consider
adding the bin folder to your PATH environment
Tesseroids is permanently archived in Zenodo. Each release is stored (source code and binaries) and given a DOI. The DOIs, source code, and compiled binaries for previous versions can be found on the Releases page.
If we don’t provide the binaries for your operating system, you can compile the source code (download a source distribution from Github) by following the instructions below.
Compiling from source¶
If you want to build Tesseroids from source, you’ll need:
Setting up SCons¶
Tesseroids uses the build tool SCons.
SConstruct file (
is used to define the compilation rules.
The advantage of SCons over Make is that it automatically detects your system
You will have to download and install SCons
in order to easily compile Tesseroids.
SCons is available for both GNU/Linux and Windows
so compiling should work the same on both platforms.
Under Windows you will have to put SCons on
PATH environment variable
in order to use it from the command line.
It is usually located in the
Scripts directory of your Python installation.
On GNU/Linux, SCons will generally use the GCC compiler to compile sources. On Windows it will search for an existing compiler. We recommend that you install GCC on Windows using MinGW.
Download a source distribution and
unpack the archive anywhere you want
C:\tesseroids or whatever).
open a terminal (or
cmd.exe on Windows)
and go to the directory where you unpacked (use the
Then, type the following and hit
If everything goes well, the compiled executables will be placed on a
To clean up the build (delete all generated files), run:
If you get any strange errors or the code doesn’t compile for some reason,
please submit a bug report.
Don’t forget to copy the output of running
Testing the build¶
After the compilation,
a program called
will be placed in the directory where you unpacked the source.
This program runs the unit tests
for Tesseroids (sources in the
To run the test suite, simply execute
tesstest with no arguments:
or on GNU/Linux:
A summary of all tests (pass or fail) will be printed on the screen.
If all tests pass,
the compilation probably went well.
If any test fail,
please submit a bug report
with the output of running