In the most simple case, hiPhive can be simply installed via pip:

pip install hiphive

If you want to get the absolutely latest version you can clone the repo:

git clone

and then install hiPhive via:

cd hiphive
python3 install --user

in the root directory. This will set up hiPhive as a Python module for the current user. To ensure that the installation has succeeded it is recommended to run the tests:

python3 tests/


hiPhive requires Python3 and depends on the following libraries

To prepare reference data for the tutorial phonopy must be installed, which is also recommended for analysis of second-order force constants.