Download & Installation

These instructions are only to be attempted if you know what you are doing and the basic instructions failed. Please contact us on our Support group if you experience any problems.

Basic Installation

The recommended way of installing RGT is via pip, the main python package manager. After installing pip, type in this order:

pip install --user cython numpy scipy
pip install --user RGT

This will install the full RGT suite with all dependencies.

Advanced Installation

If you do not want to use pip, or cannot, it’s very easy to install RGT manually. Either download here the latest RGT release or clone the github repository:

git clone

and then type:

cd reg-gen
python install --user

This will install the full RGT suite in your HOME directory (it doesn’t require administrator privileges). The same caveat exists about dependencies: if you have troubles, manually install at least cython, numpy and scipy and then try again installing RGT.

In addition, the above command can be further refined as follows:

1. Data Path: RGT uses data such as the genome, genome size, position frequency matrices, etc. All these data will be installed by default to ~/rgtdata. However you may want to modify such path by using this option:

python install --user --rgt-data-path=~/app
WARNING: Some data types (such as the genome) are too big to be in our installation structure. Please download our full data package here and merge it with your installed rgtdata path.

Learn more about the RGT Data Folder.

2. RGT Tool: If this option is not used, all RGT tools will be installed. In order to install only the core library please use this:

python install --user --rgt-tool=core

Or if you wish to install more than one tool, you can do as follows:

python install --user --rgt-tool=THOR,motifanalysis