Some GNU/Linux and Unix systems provide binary packages of Gwyddion. The download page of the project also tracks known packages and packaging efforts. For instance, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, openSuSE or FreeBSD offer Gwyddion packages. A Flatpak app installable in multiple distributions also exists. Gwyddion is available in several Mac OS X port/package repositories, such as MacPorts, Homebrew and Fink. If your operating system provides such a package and it is recent enough, install it using the standard means of the operating system. Otherwise you may need to proceed with compilation from source code.