Brightway is a Python software package. It can be installed using the Python package installer
pip or the multi-language package management system
conda. This guide uses
Brightway supports Python 2 and 3 (>3.4). However, we recommend you use Python 3.
A working installation of Conda
Basic knowledge of Conda environments
Basic knowledge of the difference between
Create a new Conda environment (in this example named
conda create -n bw -c cmutel brightway25 jupyterlab
Activate the environment:
conda activate bw
You will need to activate this environment every time you start a new terminal or command line shell.
Brightway runs natively on Unix (x64) systems, including Linux distributions and macOS.
Brightway runs natively on Windows (x64) systems, including Windows 7-11. Please additionally install
conda install pywin32
Brightway runs natively on the new Apple Silicon ARM architecture.
Brightway is being actively developed, with frequent new releases. To upgrade Brightway:
conda update conda conda update -c conda-forge brightway