TRIQS and its applications are provided a la carte: after you have installed the TRIQS library, you will be able to easily install various TRIQS-based applications: impurity solvers, tools for DFT+DMFT calculations, etc.

This page describes the installation of the TRIQS library itself. The installation procedure of the applications is described on their respective sites, under ‘Install’.


The TRIQS project is in perpetual dynamic evolution such that we can get our developments directly to users straight out of the oven.

However, we also understand that some users may not wish to constantly update their codes, and are happy to use an older but perhaps more stable version.

To this end, we propose two options to the user:

#. You follow the latest master commits for all applications, and be certain to have all the bug fixes and latest functionality, while perhaps having to change some API occasionally. Note that we use Continous Integration (jenkins) to ensure that the master always compiles and passes all tests, both for the library and for several public (and private) applications.

#. You use a version tag, e.g. version 1.3, for all applications, and have a stable version of the code, while not having the latest bug fixes and functionality.


The TRIQS library relies on a certain number of standard libraries and tools described in the list of requirements. Please pay particular attention to the C++ compilers and to Python and the scientific python tools. Here are instructions to install these necessary libraries on two standard systems:


Please ensure that you have all the dependencies installed before proceeding further!

Installation steps

  1. Download the sources of TRIQS from github into a triqs.src directory:

    $ git clone triqs.src

    If you wish to follow Option 2 as described under Philosophy, you should instead download the latest tagged version from the GitHub releases page.

  2. Create an empty directory where you will compile the code:

    $ mkdir && cd
  3. In the build directory call cmake specifying where the TRIQS library should be installed:

    $ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=path_to_install_directory ../triqs.src

    If you omit CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX, the default path_to_install_directory is the subdirectory INSTALL_DIR in your build directory. More configuration options are described in the cmake options.

  4. Compile the code, run the tests and install the library:

    $ make
    $ make test
    $ make install


    On multicore machine, the make option -jN (where N is the number of cores) greatly speeds up the compilation, e.g. make -j8 on an 8 core machine.

  5. After the installation TRIQS has been installed using the standard UNIX scheme:

    • executables in path_to_install_directory/bin.
    • c++ and python libraries in path_to_install_directory/lib.
    • c++ headers in path_to_install_directory/include/triqs.
    • shared items (e.g. the documentation) in path_to_install_directory/share/triqs.