Getting Started with OpenTuner

This page describes the installation of OpenTuner.

System dependencies

A list of system dependencies can be found in debian-packages-deps which are primarily python 2.6+ (not 3.x) and sqlite3 (or your supported database backend of choice).

On Ubuntu/Debian there can be installed with:

sudo apt-get install `cat debian-packages-deps | tr '\n' ' '`


OpenTuner (and dependencies) can be installed with

sudo pip install opentuner


pip install --user opentuner

This will not install any of the example programs.

Development installation

For development (running OpenTuner out of a git checkout), a list of python dependencies can be found in requirements.txt these can either be installed system-wide with pip or easy_install.

sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install -r requirements.txt

Or you can use virtual env to create a isolated python environment by running:

python ./

which will create a ./venv/bin/python (./venv/Scripts/python.exe on windows) with all the required packages installed.

Checking Installation

Quickly checking that a successful installation has been made, may be performed by running an example program such as: