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CERN PyHEADTAIL numerical n-body simulation code for simulating macro-particle beam dynamics with collective effects.

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CERN PyHEADTAIL macro-particle code for simulating beam dynamics in particle accelerators with collective effects.

PyHEADTAIL is written in Python with some C extensions, compiled with Cython. Currently, PyHEADTAIL is compatible with Python v3.6 or later.

Installation for Users

For using PyHEADTAIL without modifying the source code, we recommend to install the latest version via PyPI:

$ pip install PyHEADTAIL

Installation for Developers

For developers of PyHEADTAIL, we recommend to install a stand-alone package from the source code using git. For GPU usage, the developer version is required (the Makefile is included in the source code version only).

We recommend to use the Anaconda package manager to simplify installing. You can obtain it from .

Installation of PyHEADTAIL on linux (having git installed) is straight forward.

  • Clone the repository in a local folder:

$ git clone
  • Go to the folder and run the installation script:


$ make

And there you go, start using PyHEADTAIL!

$ cd ..

$ ipython


In [1]: import PyHEADTAIL

For a single installation of PyHEADTAIL we recommended to add the PyHEADTAIL path to your PYTHONPATH.

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