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STochastic Engine for Pathway Simulation

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Install From Binaries

We provide precompiled binary packages for various operating
systems. The user is recommended to use these packages when possible.

For systems which a precomplied binary is unavailable, the user may
install STEPS following the steps in the Basic Installation section.

Basic Installation

The simplest way to compile this package is:

1. Before the installation:
1.1 Make sure you have Python and a c++ compiler installed in your system.
1.2 If you've installed STEPS with version below 1.1.0, please remove the
binaries before any installation.
By default, it is installed in
Please also remove any "stepsredirect.pth" file in your system.

2. Download the source code package from STEPS website.
The package name should be similar to the following:
where x.x.x is the version number of the package.

3. 'cd' to the directory containing the source code package. Unpack the package,
e.g. in Mac/Linux, type
tar -xvzf STEPS-x.x.x.tar.gz
The source code will be unpacked in folder "STEPS-x.x.x".

4. 'cd' to the unpacked folder
cd STEPS-x.x.x

5. Build the binaries from source code (general).
python build

5.1. For MinGW in Windows, replace the general command with
python build --compiler=mingw32

5.2. For Cygwin in Windows, replace the general command with
python build --compiler=cygwin

6. Install the binary package.
[sudo] python install

$ cd ~/Downlaods
$ tar -xvzf STEPS-1.1.0.tar.gz
$ cd STEPS-1.1.0
$ python build
$ [sudo] python install

Advanced Installation
Please refer to
for more information about python module installation.


A html version of user manual and API references is included in the
doc folder, open doc/html/manual_index.html using your browser.


We provide some simple examples in the user manual as well as the "example"
folder. To run an example, cd to the folder and execute the python script.

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