With pip

To install the latest stable version using pip, use:

pip install astro-gala

To install the development version:

pip install git+

Cloning, Building, Installing

The latest development version of gala can be cloned from GitHub using git:

git clone git://

To build the project (from the root of the source tree, e.g., inside the cloned gala directory):

python build

To install the project:

python install


This packages has the following dependencies (note that the version requirements below indicate the versions for which Gala is tested with and should work with):

You can use pip or conda to install these automatically.


  • Sympy for creating PotentialBase objects from a
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