PyParadox requires Python 3, pip and PyQt5. The ways of obtaining these three pieces of software differ per platform.

Arch Linux

PyParadox is available in the AUR.

openSUSE and Fedora

PyParadox is available in the Open Build Service.


You need your distribution’s pip 3, PyQt 5 and QML packages installed.

For Ubuntu, that would look as follows:

sudo apt-get install python3-pip python3-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5.qtquick qml-module-qtquick-controls qml-module-qtquick-dialogs

Now that you’ve satisfied the dependencies of PyParadox, you can download and install it. This should be as easy as:

sudo pip3 install pyparadox

If PyParadox installed correctly, the Usage section should be able to help you next.


OS X installation is a little tricky, because Apple provides its own version of Python that should be very much left alone. You do not want to mess around with this version of Python, ever. Never mind the fact that OS X’s version of Python is too outdated to run PyParadox.

The best way to install PyParadox under OS X is to make a separate Python installation from Apple’s version. An easy way to do this is to use Homebrew. If you have touched Homebrew before or have messed around with installations of Python before, proceed with extra caution.

To install Homebrew, open your terminal, copy and paste the following command and hit return:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

After you have installed Homebrew, you can use Homebrew to install Python 3 and PyQt5:

brew install python3
brew install pyqt5 --with-python3

You now need pip to be able to install PyParadox. Unfortunately, the Homebrew version of Python does not come with pip. It does, however, come with a tool to install pip:

easy_install-3.4 pip

Finally, install PyParadox using pip:

pip3.4 install pyparadox

If PyParadox installed correctly, the Usage section should be able to help you next.


This should be about as easy as the Linux instructions. Simply download and install Python and PyQt5. Python can be downloaded from the official Python downloads page and PyQt5 can be downloaded from the Riverbank Computing downloads page.

After these two components are installed, open up a command line interface. In Windows, this is more commonly referred to as cmd.exe. There are various ways of accessing this program, but by far the most convenient ways to get there are:

  • Right-clicking on your start menu button and clicking Command Prompt.
  • Searching through your programs from cmd.exe.
    • Under Windows 8 this means typing cmd.exe on the Modern UI start screen, and watching the results pop up on the right side of the screen.
    • Under Windows 7, this means opening up your start menu and typing cmd.exe into the search box.

After the console is opened, type the following line into the console and hit enter:

pip install pyparadox

After this, you should be all set, and Usage should be able to help you out further.