The first step to using any software package is getting it properly installed.

From PyPI

Curver is available on the Python Package Index. The preferred method for installing the latest stable release is to use pip (included in Python 2.7.9+ and Python 3.4+ by default):

$ pip install curver

If you don’t have Python installed, this Python installation guide can guide you through the process. Consider using the --upgrade and --user flags to ensure that all required packages are upgraded and that curver is installed into a sensible place.


In order to use the curver GUI on OS X, users must first update their copy of Tk/Tcl as described here. Curver has been tested with ActiveTcl 8.5.18.

Since curver is under active development, you can install the latest development version via:

$ pip install git+git://

Again, consider using the --upgrade and --user flags.

From source

Curver is free open source software and so it can be installed directly from its source code.

Obtaining the source

The official git repository of Curver’s source code is available on GitHub. You can either clone the public repository:

$ git clone git://

Or, download the tarball:

$ curl -OL
# optionally, zipball is also available (for Windows users).

Installing from source

Once you have a copy of the source, you can embed it in your own Python package, or install it into your site-packages easily:

$ cd curver
$ pip install . --user