MNE-Python installers#

MNE-Python installers are the easiest way to install MNE-Python and all dependencies. They also provide many additional Python packages and tools, including the Spyder development environment. Got any questions? Let us know on the MNE Forum!

  Download for Linux

Supported platforms: Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) and newer

Run the installer in a terminal via:

$ sh ./

  Download for macOS (Intel)

Supported platforms: macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and newer

  Download for macOS (Apple Silicon)

Supported platforms: macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and newer

  Download for Windows

Supported platforms: Windows 10 and newer

First steps#

The installer adds menu entries on Linux and Windows, and several application bundles to the Applications folder on macOS.

  •   Use Spyder to start writing your own analysis scripts right away, or to run one of our examples from this website.

  •   With System Info, list the versions of all installed MNE-Python-related packages.

  •   The Prompt drops you into a command line interface with a properly activated MNE-Python environment.


  Depending on your system, it may take a little while for these applications to start, especially on the very first run – which may take particularly long on Apple Silicon-based computers. Subsequent runs should usually be much faster.

VS Code Setup#

If you want to use MNE-Python with Visual Studio Code, you need to tell the VS Code Python extension where to find the respective Python executable. To do so, simply start the Prompt. It will display several lines of information, including a line that will read something like:

Using Python: /some/directory/mne-python_1.7.1_0/bin/python

This path is what you need to enter in VS Code when selecting the Python interpreter.


This information is currently not displayed on the Windows platform.