Date:February 18, 2015


BioDen has the following dependencies:

  • GTK+ (>=3.6)
  • Python (>=2.7)

On Debian (based) systems, the dependencies can be installed from the software repository:

sudo apt-get install python-gobject python-xlrd python-xlwt

More recent versions of some Python packages can be obtained via the Python Package Index:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Windows users can install the PyGObject Windows installer with Gtk3 support. Then use pip as described above to install the remaining dependencies.


This step is not needed if you have the Windows installer for BioDen, which comes bundeled with all the requirements.


From the GitHub repository:

git clone
pip install bioden/

Or if you have a source archive file:

pip install bioden-x.x.tar.gz

Windows installers can be obtained from SourceForge.


The Windows installer for BioDen comes bundled with third party dependencies. The third party tools bundled with BioDen are property of their individual authors and are governed by their individual applicable license.