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A CADET installation consists of two parts: The CADET core simulator and a frontend.

Install CADET core simulator

The core simulator can be compiled from source, or you can download pre-built binaries. At the moment, only pre-built binaries for MS Windows are provided. If you want to extend or modify CADET (e.g., add a custom binding model), you will need to build CADET from source.

Install pre-built binaries

  • Download the latest release for your platform (currently only binaries for windows are provided).

  • Unzip the archive to your destination directory

Install from source

Install a frontend

As of now, a MATLAB and a Python frontend are provided. In general, we recommend to use the Python frontend. Note that the MATLAB interface is no longer actively developed and will be deprecated in a later version.

Install CADET-Python

The easiest way to create CADET simulations is to use the CADET-Python frontend. For this purpose, we recommend installing Anaconda. Anaconda is a high-performance scientific distribution of Python that includes many common packages needed for scientific and engineering work. Download the installer from their website and run it for the local user.

Before installing CADET-Python, open an Anaconda Shell and and install these additional packages:

conda install numpy scipy matplotlib gitpython jupyterlab ipywidgets
conda install -c conda-forge jupyter_contrib_nbextensions jupyter_nbextensions_configurator

Moreover, we need to allow some additional channels for installing CADET-Python:

conda config --add channels anaconda-fusion
conda config --add channels conda-forge

Then, to install CADET-Python run:

conda install -c immudzen cadet-python

If you would also like to use CADET-Match for parameter estimation, run:

conda install -c immudzen cadetmatch

Install CADET-MI


Note that the MATLAB interface is no longer actively developed and will be deprecated in a later version.

The MATLAB frontend is distributed with the pre-built binaries. Run MATLAB and call installCADET() in the command window.