Supported OS

Currently, we only support MacOS and Linux operating systems. Windows users have the possibility to install and use ivadomed via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).For MacOs users, we strongly recommend to follow the bellow steps before the installation.

Open your bash/zsh script file with editor on your computer.

If you are using bash shell

vim ~/.bashrc

If you are using zsh shell

vim ~/.zshrc

Write in your .bashrc/.zshrc file with following line.


Save this change and restart your terminal to apply the change.

There are fundamentally two different approaches to install IvadoMed:

  1. Install via Conda
    This is the easiest way for personal computers.
  2. Install via Venv/VirtualEnv
    This is compatible with ComputeCanada cluster environment.

Approach 1: Conda

Step 1: Create new Conda Env called IvadoMedEnv (may taken 5 to 15 minutes)

conda env create --file environment.yml

Step 2 : Activate environment and use

conda activate IvadoMedEnv

Note that this is NOT compatible with ComputeCanada because of their no anaconda policy:

Approach 2: Venv

Step 1: Setup Python Virtual Environment.

ivadomed requires Python >= 3.6 and <3.9. We recommend working under a virtual environment, which could be set as follows:

virtualenv venv-ivadomed
source venv-ivadomed/bin/activate


If the default Python version installed in your system does not fit the version requirements, you might need to specify a version of Python associated with your virtual environment:

virtualenv venv-ivadomed --python=python3.6

Step 2: Install PyTorch 1.5 and TorchVision (CPU)

pip install -r requirements.txt

(Optional) Alternative Step 2: Install PyTorch 1.5 and TorchVision (GPU)

If you have a GPU and it has CUDA already setup etc, do the follow or use whatever CUDA version you have.

pip install -r requirements_gpu.txt

(Optional) Alternative Step 3 for Developers: Install from source

Bleeding-edge developments are available on the project’s master branch on Github. Installation procedure is the following:

git clone
cd ivadomed
pip install -e .

(Optional) Step 4 for Developers Install pre-commit hooks

We use pre-commit to enforce a limit on file size. After you’ve installed ivadomed, install the hooks:

pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
pre-commit install