There are many different ways to install pyqtgraph, depending on your needs:

  • The most common way to install pyqtgraph is with pip:

    $ pip install pyqtgraph

    Some users may need to call pip3 instead. This method should work on all platforms.

  • To get access to the very latest features and bugfixes, clone pyqtgraph from github:

    $ git clone

    Now you can install pyqtgraph from the source:

    $ python install

    ..or you can simply place the pyqtgraph folder someplace importable, such as inside the root of another project. PyQtGraph does not need to be “built” or compiled in any way.

  • Packages for pyqtgraph are also available in a few other forms:

    • Anaconda: conda install pyqtgraph
    • Debian, Ubuntu, and similar Linux: Use apt install python-pyqtgraph or download the .deb file linked at the top of the pyqtgraph web page.
    • Arch Linux: has packages (thanks windel). (
    • Windows: Download and run the .exe installer file linked at the top of the pyqtgraph web page.


PyQtGraph depends on:

  • Python 2.7 or Python 3.x
  • A Qt library such as PyQt4, PyQt5, or PySide
  • numpy

The easiest way to meet these dependencies is with pip or with a scientific python distribution like Anaconda.