How to install

The Autosubmit code is maintained in PyPi, the main source for python packages.

  • Pre-requisties: These packages (bash, python2, sqlite3, git-scm > 1.8.2, subversion, dialog and GraphViz) must be available at local host machine.

These packages (argparse, python-dateutil, pyparsing, numpy, pydotplus, matplotlib, paramiko,python2-pythondialog and portalocker) must be available for python runtime.


The host machine has to be able to access HPC’s/Clusters via password-less ssh.

To install autosubmit just execute:

pip install autosubmit

or download, unpack and:

python install


To check if autosubmit has been installed run autosubmit -v. This command will print autosubmit’s current version


To read autosubmit’s readme file, run autosubmit readme


To see the changelog, use autosubmit changelog

How to configure

After installation, you have to configure database and path for Autosubmit. In order to use the default settings, just create a directory called autosubmit in your home directory before running the configure command. The experiments will be created in this folder, and the database named autosubmit.db in your home directory.

autosubmit configure

For advanced options you can add –advanced to the configure command. It will allow you to choose different directories (they must exist) for the experiments and database, as well as configure SMTP server and an email account in order to use the email notifications feature.

autosubmit configure --advanced


The dialog (GUI) library is optional. Otherwise the configuration parameters will be prompted (CLI). Use autosubmit configure -h to see all the allowed options.

For installing the database for Autosubmit on the configured folder, when no database is created on the given path, execute:

autosubmit install


Be careful ! autosubmit install will create a blank database.

Now you are ready to use Autosubmit !