Windows installation guide

Myokit can be installed in three steps:

  1. Download and install Miniconda Python 2.7 (64 bit)

    Miniconda website

  2. Download and install the Visual C/C++ compiler for Python 2.7

    Microsoft Visual C for Python 2.7

  3. From the start menu, open an Anaconda prompt, and type
    conda install pyqt
    And then
    pip install myokit
    Finally, to add start menu icons, type
    myokit icons

Adding OpenCL support

If you want to use the OpenCL based libraries, look here for instructions.

Other Python distributions

Myokit can be used with other Python distributions (versions 2.7 or 3.4 or higher), provided the appropriate compiler is installed. For a list of which compiler is needed with which Python version, see the Python wiki.


To uninstall Myokit, use

pip uninstall myokit
or simply remove all of Anaconda.


Please note: Anaconda is a third-party software package with its own licensing and copyright restrictions. The Myokit installer provides binary packages for CVODE, another third-party package that is part of the Sundials suite of solvers. Licensing information on CVODE can be found here.

Further questions

If you have any questions, please email Michael Clerx ( or check out the Myokit mailing list.