Install Pyzo on Linux

Option 1: install using the binary

We provide binaries to run Pyzo on Linux.

Unfortunately, these binaries sometimes suffer from problems (most notably ugly/nonnative fonts) on certain distributions. If this is the case for you, read on.

Option 2: install via Flatpak

Pyzo is also available as a Flatpak package on Flathub.

Option 3: install using native Python and Qt

You can also install Pyzo via the system packages. Pyzo runs on Python 3.6 and up, and needs a Qt lib (one of PySide6, PySide2, PyQt6, PyQt5). It has no further dependencies, so there is little risk of version conflicts for packages that your system relies on. This should do the trick:

$ sudo apt-get install python3-pip python3-pyqt5
$ sudo python3 -m pip install pyzo --upgrade

Then start Pyzo using:

$ pyzo

Instead of apt-get you may need to use yum or other, depending on your distribution.

For the Python environment to run your code in, you can either use the Python interpreter that comes with your system, or install miniconda/anaconda as explained in the quickstart.

Option 4: install from source

You can install Pyzo into most Python interpreters. This is similar to the method above, except we use pip also to install Qt. In the below command you can replace "pyside6" with "pyqt6", "pyside2" or "pyqt5":

$ python -m pip install -U pyside6 pyzo

Then run it with:

$ pyzo

Hacking on Pyzo

If you want to hack on Pyzo, install the source using pip in developer mode:

$ git pull
$ cd pyzo
$ python -m pip install -e .


Pyzo distro is free software. No limitations, no DRM. Please read the Pyzo distro end user agreement for details: Pyzo EULA.