Need help? Have a feature request? Please check out the tethne-users group .


Tethne is tested in Linux and Mac OSX running Python 2.7. Python 3 and versions earlier than 2.7 are not supported (since NetworkX does not support Python < 2.7).


Several users have had success with Tethne on various Windows platforms. That being said, we presently don’t have the resources to support Microsoft operating systems. If this is something that you’re interested in, please consider contributing to the project! See How to contribute.


You can install the latest release of Tethne directly from the Python Package Index, using pip.

$ pip install -U tethne

If you don’t already have pip, it is recommended to install the setuptools package.

You can install the bleeding-edge development version from the Tethne git repository.

$ git clone
Cloning into 'tethne'...
remote: Counting objects: 1580, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (1076/1076), done.
remote: Total 1580 (delta 493), reused 1527 (delta 492), pack-reused 0
Receiving objects: 100% (1580/1580), 10.89 MiB | 4.40 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (493/493), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
$ cd tethne
$ pip install ./

Verify your Tethne version with:

$ pip show tethne
Metadata-Version: 1.0
Name: tethne
Version: 0.8
Summary: Bibliographic network and corpus analysis for historians
Author: Erick Peirson
Author-email: erick [dot] peirson [at] asu [dot] edu
License: GNU GPL 3
Location: /Users/erickpeirson/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages
Requires: networkx, Unidecode, iso8601, rdflib