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The Gurobi Python Interface for Python Users

While the Gurobi installation includes everything you need to use Gurobi from within Python, we understand that some users would prefer to use Gurobi from within their own Python environment. Doing so requires you to install the gurobipy module. The steps for doing this depend on your platform. On Linux, you will need to open a terminal window, change your current directory to the Gurobi <installdir> (the directory that contains the file setup.py), and issue the following command:

python setup.py install

Unless you are using your own private Python installation, you will need to run this command as super-user. Once gurobipy is successfully installed, you can type import gurobipy or from gurobipy import * from your Python shell and access all of the Gurobi classes and methods.

Note that Gurobi distributes an Anaconda package, so you don't need to perform these steps if you are using Anaconda Python. Please refer to the instructions for setting up Gurobi for use within the Anaconda distribution for details.

Note that for this installation to succeed, your Python environment must be compatible with the Gurobi Python module. You should only install Gurobi libraries into a 64-bit Python shell. In addition, your Python version must be compatible. With this release, gurobipy can be used with Python 2.7, 3.6, or 3.7 on Linux.