As a prerequisite, Python must be installed. For the recommended installation under pyenv, see Python on Linux.
Our BornAgain binaries (pip package and installer) are built on Debian 11 and require glibc version 2.31 or higher.
To see which glibc version is available on your system, run
$ ldd --version
Versions for other Linux distributions can be seen at https://repology.org/project/glibc/versions
If the BornAgain GUI is not required as only Python scripting mode is to be used,
then BornAgain can be installed as a Python package from the
$ python -m pip install bornagain
A BornAgain Debian/Ubuntu package (Python and GUI) is provided by external maintainers at https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/bornagain.
The only drawback is that versions may be lagging behind, in unstable by a couple of months, in stable by several years.
A Linux installer for BornAgain (Python and GUI) can be downloaded from https://bornagainproject.org/ext/files/21.1/linux_x64. Choose the installer that fits your version of Python.
The installer is self-extracting and does not need root permission.
We recommend installation to a dedicated directory (here
$ chmod u+x BornAgain-21.1-python3.11-linux_x64.sh # permit execution $ BornAgain-21.1-python3.11-linux_x64.sh --help # show options $ ba_path='~/ba' $ mkdir $ba_path $ ./BornAgain-21.1-python3.11-linux_x64.sh --exclude-subdir --skip-license --prefix=$ba_path
Then the GUI can be executed:
$ cd $ba_path $ ./bin/bornagain
The GUI package was tested with the standard X11 window system. If you are using the alternative Wayland window system, please let us know about your experience.