Installation

guizero is designed to allow new learners to quickly and easily create GUIs for their programs.

If you can download and unzip a file, you can install guizero - no special permissions or administrator rights are required.

If you have administrator rights and are connected to the internet, you can use pip to install or upgrade guizero (recommended).

Windows users can also use the Windows MSI installer.

Easy install

  1. Go to the guizero repository on GitHub.

  2. Click the green "Clone or download" button and then "Download ZIP"

    Download the zip

  3. Open the zip file

  4. Open the guizero-master folder, then copy the guizero folder and paste it into your home directory

    • Windows

      Copy the guizero folder in windows

    • macOS

      Copy the guizero folder in macos

  5. That's it! When you write your guizero code, make sure you save it into your home directory.

Install using pip

You can use the command prompt and pip to install guizero for:

pip can also be used to install additional features and upgrade guizero.

Windows

  1. Open a command prompt by clicking Start > Windows System > Command Prompt, or by typing 'command' into the start menu's search bar.

    windows command prompt

  2. Type this command and press enter:

    pip3 install guizero

windows pip install

If you experience problems, have a look at this guide to Using pip on Windows.

macOS

  1. Open a terminal window by clicking Applications > Utilities > Terminal, or by typing 'terminal' into the desktop's search bar.

    Mac terminal

  2. Type this command and press enter:

    pip3 install guizero

    mac pip install

Raspberry Pi

  1. Open a terminal window by clicking Menu > Accessories > Terminal.

    pi terminal

  2. Type this command and press enter:

    sudo pip3 install guizero

    run pip install guizero

Linux

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Install tkinter using your distribution's package manager, e.g. sudo apt install python3-tk
  3. Install guizero using pip by typing pip3 install guizero or sudo pip3 install guizero if you don't have superuser rights

    linux pip install

Note: If you are using Debian, you alternatively have the option to install guizero via apt sudo apt-get install python-guizero

Install additional features

To use the additional image features of guizero such as:

... you will need to install guizero with the pip command:

The additional image features are not available to install using the easy install method.

Upgrading guizero

If you installed guizero using pip, you can upgrade guizero using a pip command:

If you installed guizero using the easy install method, to upgrade you should follow the same easy installation steps to download the latest version of guizero, then delete the old guizero folder and replace it with the newest version.

Windows MSI installer

If you are using Windows you can install guizero by downloading and running a Windows MSI installer application.

  1. Download either the 64-bit guizero installer or the 32-bit guizero installer depending on which version of Python you are using.

    Note: If you are not sure what version of python you are running, run the following program in Python, which will output either 32 or 64:

    import struct
    print(struct.calcsize("P") * 8)
    
  2. Run the guizero installer and select whether guizero should be installed for all users or just for me and click Next.

    windows msi installer step 1

  3. Select which version(s) of Python you want to install guizero for and click Next.

    windows msi installer step 2

    Note: For most people, there will be only one version of Python and you can safely choose the default option.

  4. You may be asked "Do you wish to allow this application from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device?" - click Yes.

  5. Wait while guizero is installed.

    windows msi installer step 3

  6. Click Finish when the installation is complete.

    windows msi installer step 4