Getting started


Tipsi requires python3, some dependencies and a fortran compiler. The easiest way to get python3 is to download a version of anaconda at:

Packages required by TiPSi:
  • numpy
  • scipy
  • h5py (for binary file input/output)
  • matplotlib (for plotting)

You can get a fortran compiler by running:

sudo apt-get install gfortran

or by manually downloading the gnu fortran compiler from

Alternatively, tipsi also works with the intel fortran compiler.

Installing with

With git, you can get the tipsi files by using:

git clone

Alternatively, the tipsi files can be downloaded manually from:

Now, if you are using the gfortran compiler, you can proceed to running If you are using the intel compiler, you need to rename to setup.cfg. If needed, you can link additional libraries in the setup.cfg file.

Then, go to the main directory and run:

python3 install

This will install tipsi in your default python package location.

To install it in a different location, if you don’t have sudo rights, use:

python3 install --home=<dir>

This directory needs to be added manually to your python path.

Manual installation

Alternatively, one can compile the files in the fortran subdirectory by hand.

For gfortran:

f2py --fcompiler=gnu95 --f90flags='-march=native -O3 -fopenmp' -lgomp -c tbpm_module.f90 tbpm_f2py.f90 -m tbpm_f2py

For intel:

f2py --fcompiler=intelem --f90flags="-qopenmp -O3 -march=native -heap-arrays" -liomp5 -lifcoremt -c tbpm_module.f90 tbpm_f2py.f90 -m tbpm_f2py

For some versions of python3/numpy you need to use the command f2py3 instead of f2py.

A selection of compilation scripts can be found in the tipsi/fortran/ folder.