Installing and running glue#

Several installation methods for glue are outlined in the sections below. If you run into issues, each page should provide relevant troubleshooting, and you can also check the Known issues and solutions page which collects some more general issues. If your problem is not described there, open a new issue on GitHub.


If you are using Apple M1 hardware, be sure to read Using glue on Apple M1 hardware before proceeding with the installation instructions.

Once glue is installed, you will be able to type:


in a terminal to start glue. Glue accepts a variety of command-line arguments. See glue --help for examples. If you used the Anaconda Navigator, you can also launch glue from the navigator, but be aware that errors may be hidden, so if you have any issues, try running glue from the command-line.

You can also start glue with the -v option:

glue -v

to get more verbose output, which may help diagnose issues.

On Windows, installation creates an executable glue.exe file within the python script directory (e.g., C:\Python27\Scripts). Windows users can create a desktop shortcut for this file, and run Glue by double clicking on the icon.


If you have issues with Glue after installing it on MacOS X Big Sur, see Using glue on Big Sur.