Stable version (2.39):
RPMs, Fedora, SuSE, Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Arch Linux, Slackware,
Mac OS X,
Other (old, development) versions,
Sample data files.
Version 2.39, released 14 November 2014. See the documentation for installation details.
|Source tarball (xz):||gwyddion-2.39.tar.xz||2014-11-14||2.99 MB|
|PGP/GnuPG signature:||gwyddion-2.39.tar.xz.sig||2014-11-14||72 B|
|Source tarball (gzip):||gwyddion-2.39.tar.gz||2014-11-14||5.33 MB|
|PGP/GnuPG signature:||gwyddion-2.39.tar.gz.sig||2014-11-14||72 B|
There are too many RPM-based GNU/Linux distributions (and too many architectures) Gwyddion can run on. Binary rpms were more confusing than helpful and therefore they are no longer published. Check whether your distribution provides a package (and prod it lightly if it does not), known distribution-provided RPMs are listed below.
You can build a rpm directly from the source code tarball:
rpmbuild -tb gwyddion-2.39.tar.xz
If it fails on your distribution, please report it as a bug and we will try to fix the compatibility problems. Since Gwyddion is primarily developed on Fedora the RPM package is probably most tested on Fedora, but it is adapted to other distributions too.
Gwyddion packages are available in a Yum repository on this site. This repository closely follows development and mostly offers only packages for the x86_64 architecture and current version of Fedora. It is namely intended to ease installation of the cross-compilation dependencies, nevetheless, Gwyddion itself is also included. Install the repository configuration package:
|F18 repository configuration:||gwyddion-release-18-1.fc18.noarch.rpm||2013-02-21||4.98 kB|
|F19 repository configuration:||gwyddion-release-19-1.fc19.noarch.rpm||2013-12-17||5.03 kB|
|F20 repository configuration:||gwyddion-release-20-1.fc20.noarch.rpm||2014-11-14||5.08 kB|
which makes Gwyddion and the MingGW packages available.
A Gwyddion package is available in OpenSuSE in the
repository. See the
gwyddion package status
Gwyddion is now available to Gentoo users through the Portage tree. Just do
It may be masked though (at the time of writing this it's masked as a new package) so you may need to add
Gentoo sci-visualization/gwyddion package page
for current package status.
Packages for Debian are available from the official Debian repositories. You can install Gwyddion simply by issuing
apt-get install gwyddion
(or using your favourite package managment front end, of course).
As the versions in Debian stable outdate quickly, the Debian maintainer tries to provide backports of the most recent version. See http://www.beathovn.de/ for more information.
Ubuntu packages should be available from the universe repository since Ubuntu 8.04, installable as usual by issuing
sudo apt-get install gwyddion
(or using your favourite package managment front end, of course), see also package information.
Since it typically takes a few months for a new version to appear in the official repository, you might also wish to use the custom Gwyddion repository maintained by Nicola Ferralis, see https://launchpad.net/~gwyddion-spm for more.
Linux Mint contains a Gwyddion package which seems to be updated sort of semiregularly. See the gwyddion package status in Linux Mint.
Arch Linux package is available in the AUR community repository, see the gwyddion package status in AUR.
A port of Gwyddion is available from the ports collection. You can install
by standard means. See status of Gwyddion in FreeBSD.
Originally, this port was created by Yeti who no longer has resources to update it. It should be updated by Muhammad Moinur Rahman at present (as least occassionally).
The MacPorts port, maintained by Rolf Würdemann, can be installed as
science/gwyddion by standard means.
If you use Fink, you can install the
apt-get. This package seems to
be maintained somewhat less actively, though.
See also OS X Installation section of the user guide.
If you upgrade from version 2.22 or older to 2.23 or newer please see this information before. If you upgrade from version 2.31 or older to 2.32 or newer we recommend to uninstall the old version and install the new version afresh.
The 32bit MS Windows executables include support for Python scripting but you need to install Python (and pygtk) yourself if you want to use it. See instructions in the user guide.
The 64bit executables do not include Python scripting support yet and at still considered somewhat experimental.
We occasionally publish patches fixing annoying problems or omissions in the last stable version that can be easily corrected.
Patches for version 2.39:
The latest development snapshot that succeeded to build. Note a successful build doesn't mean it runs or works properly. It may be incompatible with previous and/or future versions in intricate ways. Do not install it unless you know what you are doing. For serious use, we recommend to use the stable versions.
Stable branch (2.x):
|Source tarball (xz):||gwyddion-head.tar.xz||2015-01-30||3.04 MB|
|Source tarball (gzip):||gwyddion-head.tar.gz||2015-01-30||5.36 MB|
|Win32 Installer:||Gwyddion-head.win32.exe||2015-01-30||14 MB|
|Win64 Installer:||Gwyddion-head.win64.exe||2015-01-30||14.3 MB|
What are the changes since version 2.39? See the top of NEWS file in the code repository. It may not be updated immediately after each change though.
To see Gwyddion at work even if none of the formats you use is currently supported (file format list), you can download some sample data files in Gwyddion native format.
Available sample data files:
|Version 1 files|
|Microchip surface:||chip.gwy||2011-05-11||703 kB|
|ZnTe epitaxial film surface:||znte.gwy||2011-05-11||1.91 MB|
|Interferometric grid surface:||bipm.gwy||2011-05-11||1.91 MB|
|Version 2 files|
|All three surfaces:||samples.gwy||2011-05-11||4.5 MB|
|Gwyddion simple field files|
|Microchip surface:||chip.gsf||2011-05-11||352 kB|