If you want to export your calculations to a TeX report and be able to automatically typeset the pdf you should have a TeX distribution installed. If you don’t know what TeX is TUG (TeX Users Group) is a good place to start.

Installing from source

Currently the preferred way is to install the package from source and manually setup the link and/or shortcuts if you want an launcher on you desktop.

You can either download the code from the repository and run:

[sudo] pip install batchcalc-x.x.x.tgz


[sudo] easy_install batchcalc-x.x.x.tgz

or clone the repository:

git clone

pull the latest version and update:

git pull

then cd to the package directory and run:

[sudo] python install

If the installation finishes without errors you should be able to start the GUI from the command line by typing:

$ zbc