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Download and install#

Windows binaries#

32 bits and 64 bits Windows binaries are build automatically for each release. They are available from github and has been tested on Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Download cutevariant - 32 bits
Download cutevariant - 64 bits

To launch cutevariant, unzip the folder and run the corresponding cutevariant_xx.exe binary.

Install from Pypi#

For Linux, MacOS and windows, cutevariant is available from pypi.
You need Python 3.8 or newer. Older version of Python are not supported.

python -m pip install cutevariant

Known bug

If you run Linux and get the following error:

Could not load the Qt platform plugin "xcb"

You can fix it with the following command:

sudo apt-get install libxcb-xinerama0

Install from source code#

If you are a developer, or need the latest bug fixes and newest features, you can head over to our github repository and clone the devel branch to get the most recent (development) version.

# Create a virtual env and activate
python -m virtualenv venv
source venv/bin/activate
# Clone the repository and switch to devel
git clone
git checkout devel
# Install cutevariant dependencies  
python -m pip install -e . 
# Run cutevariant 
python -m cutevariant