Installation - macOSΒΆ

In order to maintain system integrity on macOS, the native Python distribution should not be used for development.

Instead, it is highly recommended that you install [Miniconda]( into your home directory and use this new Python distribution to operate and develop with Kona.

To install Miniconda, first download [the official installation script]( Then run:


Proceed through the dialogue to install Miniconda’s Python 2.7 distribution to your home directory. This will also update your PATH to make available the newly installed Python executables.

Once installed, grab essential packages using Miniconda’s own package manager:

conda install numpy scipy nose pip

Finally we can install Kona just like any other Python module:

pip install -e .