Golem requires Python 3.6 or higher.


The Windows installer works fine, you can get it from here:


To install on Mac OS follow these instructions: Installing Python 3 on Mac OS X


Debian 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 comes with Python 3.4 pre-installed, newer Linux distributions might come with newer Python versions.

Since Linux tends to have both Python 2 and 3 installed alongside each other, the command to execute the latter should be ‘python3’ instead of just ‘python’.


PIP is the package manager for Python. It is required to install Golem and its dependencies. Check if you already have it. PIP comes bundled with the newer versions of Python.

pip --version


pip3 --version

If you don’t have PIP installed, follow these instructions.

Create a Virtual Environment

It is recommended to install Golem and its dependencies in a virtual environment instead of globally. To do that, follow these steps:

Install Virtualenv

pip install virtualenv

Create a new virtualenv in the ‘./env’ folder

virtualenv env

If the virtual environment is being created with Python 2 instead of 3, use the following command instead:

virtualenv env -p python3

Activate the Environment

To use a virtual environment it needs to be activated first.




source env/bin/activate

Install Golem Using PIP

The quickest and the preferred way to install Golem.

pip install golem-framework

Installing From Source

pip install -U