Simple things simple: to run IOSACal you need the following software on your computer:

All are available for major platforms. Order of installation matters.


As of version 0.4.1 (released in 2018) IOSACal is in beta stage. You can always get the development version from the git repository, either with the complete project history or download the latest released version as a simple source archive.


Just extract the downloaded archive, move to the main directory and:

python install

from the main directory. Using pip and virtualenv is strongly recommended.

After the install has completed, the iosacal binary will be available.

Specific operating system instructions#


From a terminal:

sudo apt-get install python3-matplotlib

(this installs also Python, Numpy and all other requirements).


You might find more convenient to use a dedicated Python distribution instead of separately installing all packages: