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Version 2.4.2 software

Download version 2.42. of the CcpNmr software suite
You can download the more recent version 2.5 here.
CcpNmr version 2 has now undergone significant testing and is quite stable, but there may still be occasional bugs.  We recommend using the pre-compiled binary versions for easy installation. To report problems either use the ccpnmr mailing list at:


15 March 2012: Stable has moved from v2.1.5 to v2.2.2.

12 June 2013: Stable has moved from v2.2.2 to 2.3.0.

7 August 2013: Analysis has moved form v2.3.0 to v2.3.1 (because of C code problems with peak fitting)

14 April 2014: FormatConverter and Analysis have moved to v2.4.0. MD5 checksums have been listed for releases.  (On OSX use md5, on Linux md5sum, on Windows FCIV, which you can download from Microsoft.)

3 Oct 2014: Analysis has moved to v2.4.1.

11 Mar 2015: Analysis has moved to v2.4.2.

1 Dec 2015: Windows version of Analysis 2.4.2.

Note: old versions of the software are available directly from the download directory.


Download Current Stable CcpNmr Version (v2.4)

CcpNmr Format Converter 2.4.0

This download only contains Python code and does not include the Analysis program. (MD5 checksum in parenthesis.)

CcpNmr Analysis 2.4.2

All Analysis downloads also include Format Converter.

Analysis pre-compiled binaries (includes all the required libraries)
Installation note: for a pre-compiled Linux or Mac release you just need to unpack it (e.g. issue the command "tar xvzf analysis2.4.2_*.tgz") and for the Windows release just double click on the CcpnmrSetup-build-2.4.2-*.exe file. (MD5 checksum in parentheses.)

Analysis 2.4.2 was compiled on Linux and Mac with Python 2.7.9 , NumPy 1.9.2 and Tcl/Tk 8.6.3.

To start Analysis on Linux or Mac make sure that the extracted bin/ directory is on your executable path (e.g. set $PATH in your .bashrc or .cshrc file) or run bin/analysis directly. To run Analysis from Windows double click on the icon.

On Linux, if Analysis complains that it cannot find, then you need to install the libXScrnSaver package.

Once you have installed Analysis, you should add the latest updates. The Update server has recently moved, so you will have to install a patch manually to make sure the program can access the new server. Download the following file Move it to the ccpnmr directory of your Analysis installation. Unzip it with 'unzip ./' (overwriting all files). Then run the shell script with './'. Now you should be able to install your updates from within Analysis by going to Updates in the Project menu. (Alternatively, you can download the updates via a post on our mailing list, place the zip file inside the top-level directory (which is normally called ccpnmr/ but might have been renamed by whomever installed Analysis on your computer) and then unpack it with 'unzip -l'.)

Analysis source code only
For developers and those who particularly wish to compile the software.

Analysis specific notes

Currently v1 users will have to download the above gzipped tar file to do the installation.  So you cannot currently update to v2 of Analysis from inside v1 of Analysis.

If the included installation script has problems with the C compilation, then copy ccpnmr/ccpnmr1.0/c/environment.txt to ccpnmr/ccpnmr2.4/c and run the installation script again, answering "n" (no) to the question about creating the environment file.

C API specfic notes

The C API uses the Python API, so is not quite as fast as a pure-C API would probably be.  Further, on some computers you will need extra linking flags than might be expected in order for executables to correctly pick up the Python shared library files.  For more details see

External Modules


For developers and those who wish to compile the software

Various software libraries external to CCPN are required for the releases that use Python. The graphical programs need Python and the Python Tcl/Tk libraries (Tkinter) and Analysis may be run with OpenGL libraries (or the equivalent Mesa package)

Note that on Mac OSX you should always use the Fink versions of Tcl/Tk and Python.

On many linux platforms it is often best to use external modules that come bundled with your linux distribution. These are usually obtained from the installation media or via network download. Examples of required linux packages are given below, but these vary with each distribution. If you cannot, or do not want to use bundled packages the following archives are available, which will install the required libraries with your CCPN istallation:

Linux Packages

If you use certain linux distributions, by far the easiest way to install the libraries required to compile CcpNmr software (if you have a network connection) is to use the command line programs like apt-get or yum. This will automatically download native software packages and satisfy any inter-package dependencies. For example, if you're using Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04 you would issue the following command:

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-tk tk8.5-dev libx11-dev freeglut3-dev libglu1-mesa-dev

For Ubuntu 7.10 and earlier you would issue the following command:

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-tk tk8.5-dev libx11-dev freeglut3-dev libglu1-mesa-dev

Similarly, if you're using Fedora Core 6,7 or 8, all you need to do (usually as the root user) is to type at the command line:

yum install python-devel freeglut-devel tcl-devel tk-devel tkinter libX11-devel mesa-libGLU-devel

For Fedora Core 3 & 4 (5?) the equivalent would be:

yum install python-devel freeglut-devel tcl-devel tk-devel tkinter org-x11-Mesa-libGLU xorg-x11-devel

If you have the linux installation media you may also install the required packages with the RPM system, but you may have to resolve various dependencies manually. By way of example, to install the tcl development libraries you could type:

rpm -i tcl-devel-8.5.9-3.i386.rpm