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An Artificial Chemistry Tookit

Project description


PyAChemKit is a collection of Artificial Chemistry software written in Python - a library and collection of tools.

Artificial Chemistry (AChem) is a spin-off topic of Artificial Life. AChem is aimed at emergence of life from non-living environment - primordial soup etc.


To install on Ubuntu Linux, run

sudo easy_install -U AChemKit

This package should work on other Linux distributions and versions of Windows, but is untested.

This package requires the following:

Some features use the following:

Optionally, the following can be installed to improve performance:


The latest version of the source code is available from

The source code additionally requires the following:

For a Debian-based Linux distrbution — e.g. Debian, Ubuntu — these can be installed / updated with:

make setup

(Note, LaTeX is not installed via this method because it is very large. Run sudo apt-get install texlive-full if you want to be able to compile the PDF documentation.)

There is a makefile that will run some useful tasks for you (generate documentation, test, benchmark). This can be accessed by running the following command:

make help

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