spopt supports Python >= 3.10. Please make sure that you are operating in a Python >= 3.10 environment.

Installing released version

spopt is available on the Python Package Index. Therefore, you can either install directly with pip from the command line:

pip install -U spopt

or download the source distribution (.tar.gz) and decompress it to your selected destination. Open a command shell and navigate to the decompressed folder. Type:

pip install .

You may also install the latest stable spopt via conda-forge channel by running:

conda install --channel conda-forge spopt

Installing development version

Potentially, you might want to use the newest features in the development version of spopt on github - pysal/spopt while have not been incorporated in the Pypi released version. You can achieve that by installing pysal/spopt by running the following from a command shell:

pip install git+

You can also fork the pysal/spopt repo and create a local clone of your fork. By making changes to your local clone and submitting a pull request to pysal/spopt, you can contribute to spopt development.