Getting APBS

Note

Before you begin! APBS funding is dependent on your help for continued development and support. Please register before using the software so we can accurately report the number of users to our funding agencies.

Web servers

Most functionality is available through our online web servers.

The web server offers a simple way to use both APBS and PDB2PQR without the need to download and install additional programs.

After registering, please visit http://server.poissonboltzmann.org/ to access the web server.

Installing from pre-compiled binaries

The best way to install APBS is via download of a pre-compiled binary from SourceForge or GitHub releases (after registering, of course).

What’s in the box?

The binary distributions typically provide the following contents:

bin

contains the main APBS executable

share/apbs

contains additional APBS-related files

doc

the APBS programmer guide

examples

APBS examples

tests

the APBS test suite

tools

useful programs to help process APBS input and output

include

header files for building software that calls APBS

lib

libraries for building software that calls APBS

Installing from source code

Those who enjoy an adventure can download the source code from GitHub releases and install from source code following the directions at the link below:

Current platform support

OS

PYTHON VERSION

GEOFLOW

BEM, MSMS

FETK

PBSAM

PBAM

PYTHON SUPPORT

SHARED_LIBS

Ubuntu

3.7+

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MacOSX

3.7+

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows 10

3.7+

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No