Installing brainrender#


To install brainrender, you need a python environment with a Python 3.8. This may be a different version than you are using for other software. Using conda this can be created with:

conda create --name brainrender python=3.8 -y

Basic installation#

Installing brainrender is as simple as:

pip install brainrender


Make sure to have your conda environment active when running pip install


You might get some error messages reporting conflicting version requirements for the allensdk package and a couple of others. You can safely ignore these.


Note that some of brainrender’s more rarely used features may require the installation of additional packages.

Once you have installed brainrender, dive right in with this getting started example notebook!

Advanced installation#

If you want the most recent version of brainrender’s code, perhaps to help developing it, you can either clone the GitHub repository or you can get install it directly from GitHub with:

pip install -U git+