FORTRAN Dependencies

This package uses a FORTRAN backend library which generates the luminosity and temperature evolution of the grey-body kilonova.

In order to use the FORTRAN library the user must install and link lapack and blas.

The recommended way for doing this is to use the gfortran compiler and download and build the lapack from source at this link. Proceed by following the provided instructions in the tar file.

Then add the location of the installation of the library to your $LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. Once this is done, you can proceed to install via pip.


$ pip install kilopop

Supported python versions: 3.9+.

This will install all python requirements for running kilopop

Install kilopop from source

kilopop is developed and tested with Python 3.9+. In the following, we assume you have a working python installation, python pip, and git.

The FORTRAN Dependencies above still need to be installed, but the installation can then be done as follows:

Clone the repository, install the requirements, and then install the software:

$ git clone
$ cd kilopop
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
$ pip install .