WCSAxes requires Python 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, or 3.4 and the following Python packages to be installed:

First-time Python users may want to consider an all-in-one Python installation package, such as the Anaconda Python Distribution which provides all of the above dependencies.


You can install the stable version of WCSAxes with:

pip install wcsaxes

Alternatively, you can install the latest developer version of WCSAxes by cloning the git repository:

git clone

then installing the package with:

cd wcsaxes
python install


If you want to check that all the tests are running correctly with your Python configuration, start up python, and type:

import wcsaxes

If there are no errors, you are good to go!