Installing Glue

Standalone applications

On MacOS X and Windows, the easiest way to get set up with glue is to download and install standalone applications that include everything you need to get started:

You can find more details at the following page. The main downside of this installation method is that you will not be able to install additional glue plugins, but if you just want to try out glue or if the default functionality available in the applications is enough for you, then it is by far the easiest.

As a Python package

The other main way to install glue is into an existing Python installation, using e.g., pip or conda, or on some Linux distributions by using the built-in package manager. For more information on installation options, please take a look at the Installing and running glue section of the documentation.

Starting up glue

If you have installed the standalone application, double click on the application to open it. Otherwise, if you have installed glue as a Python package, to start up glue from the command-line/terminal, type:


on the command-line. If you run into any issues, you can open a ticket in our GitHub repository or email us at