SpiceyPy is currently supported on Mac and Linux. To install, first simply clone the repository by running the following in your favorite shell:

git clone

If you do not have git, you can also directly download the source code from the GitHub repo for SpiceyPy at

To install the library, simply change into the root directory of the project and then run:

python install

The installation script will download the appropriate version of the SPICE toolkit for your system, and will build a shared library from the included static library files. Then the installation script will install SpiceyPy along with the generated shared library into your site-packages directory.