To install AQUA-DUCT follow the general installation guide below. Please note that AQUA-DUCT is distributed under GPL v3.

In case you encounter any problems with installation scenario presented below you can browse the specific installation guides for following platforms:


Aqua-Duct installation guide


AQUA-DUCT software is software written in Python (CPython) and comprises of two elements:

  1. aquaduct – a Python package,
  2. valve – a script that uses aquaduct to perform calculations.


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Software-wise requirements

  • Python 2.7 (CPython implementation)
    • numpy >= 1.7.0
    • scipy >= 0.13.0
    • scikit-learn >= 0.16.0
    • MDAnalysis[amber] >= 0.15.0
    • roman >= 2.0.0

Hardware-wise requirements

AQUA-DUCT should work on every machine on which you can install the above mentioned software. On computers older then 10 years it may work very slow though. We recommend 64bit SMP architecture, with at least 4GB RAM (32 GB RAM is recommended).


Generic Python installation

The easiest way to install AQUA-DUCT is to install Python 2.7 and use following command:

pip install aquaduct

Installation of PyMOL

Under most modern GNU/Linux distributions PyMOL is available as a package in repositories. For example if you are under Ubuntu/Debian you can install it by following command:

sudo apt-get install pymol

Under Windows there are several ways to install PyMOL, for more details see PyMOL web site.

An example of AQUA-DUCT results. 
Analysis of flux between tunnel T1 and outliers revealed that outliers are in fact branches of the main trace. Close up of W100, shown as magenta sticks.