Since PyMOL 2.x released, there were no binary installer avaliable for Windows.
PyMOL Wiki provides the way to install open source PyMOL in Windows under Python 2.7.
This post provided the method to install PyMOL 2.x by conda (Anaconda or Minoconda) in Windows.
- Note: Although PyMOL Wiki introduced PyMOL for Python 2.7 only, there are also pre-compiled PyMOL distribution for Python 3.x.
Click Start menu, and run “Anaconda Prompt”.
conda create -n pymol
Then, activate created environment
conda activate pymol
All other supporting packages would be installed automatically.
Download pre-compiled Open-Source PyMOL from Christoph Gohlke of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, University of California, Irvine.
Here listed lots of pre-compiled distributions. The filename is:
Download both pymol.whl and pymol_launcher.whl files.
In the conda pymol environment, switch to download directory (e.g., C:\Downloads)
Install pymol_launcher first
pip install --no-index --find-links="%CD%" pymol_launcher.whl
- It will also install PyMOL automatically.
To updata PyMOL, run
pip install --upgrade --no-deps pymol.whl
- Don’t forget to replace pymol_launcher.whl and pymol.whl by downloaded whl files.
- The pymol_launcher do not need update.
In the activated pymol environment, run
Then, the PyMOL will be launched.