The easiest way to install lipyphilic is through the conda-forge channel of Conda:

conda config --add channels conda-forge
conda install lipyphilic

This will install lipyphilic along with all of its dependencies.

If you do not already have Conda installed on your machine, we recommend downloading and installing Miniconda — a lightweight version of Conda.


It’s also possible to install lipyphilic from the Python Package Index. If you already have the necessary dependencies installed, you can use pip to install lipyphilic:

pip install lipyphilic

Alternatively, you can also install the in-development version with:

pip install


lipyphilic uses MDAnalysis to carry out all analysis calculations, and Freud for performing Voronoi tessellations.

As mentioned above, the simplest way to install these packages, along with lipyphilic, is with Conda. However, it is also possible to install MDAnalysis and Freud using pip, or from source. See the MDAnalysis and Freud installation instructions for further information.