Download and Install

Install using pip

sudo pip install transvar

or locally

pip install --user transvar

to upgrade from a previous version

pip install -U transvar

Download the program

Current release

Latest release is available here

For all previous versions, see here

Other old stable releases


The only requirement for building TransVar are Python 2.7 and a reasonably modern C compiler such as gcc.

Install from source

Local install

python install --prefix [folder]

The installation will create two subfolders: [folder]/lib (which would contain libraries) and [folder]/bin (which would contain transvar executable).

When you run transvar, make sure [folder]/lib/python2.7/site-packages is in your PYTHONPATH. In some occasions, you need to mkdir -p [folder]/lib/python2.7/site-packages to make sure it exists before you could run You can add it by putting

export PYTHONPATH=$PYTHONPATH:[folder]/lib/python-2.7/site-packages/

to your .bashrc or .profile depending on your OS.

The installed executable is [folder]/bin/transvar.

System-wise install (need root)

sudo python install