2.4. Download an executable for Linux or macOS via Conda

Pre-compiled LAMMPS binaries are available for macOS and Linux via the Conda package management system.

First, one must set up the Conda package manager on your system. Follow the instructions to install Miniconda, then create a conda environment (named my-lammps-env or whatever you prefer) for your LAMMPS install:

conda config --add channels conda-forge
conda create -n my-lammps-env

Then, you can install LAMMPS on your system with the following command:

conda activate my-lammps-env
conda install lammps

The LAMMPS binary is built with the KIM package, which results in Conda also installing the kim-api binaries when LAMMPS is installed. In order to use potentials from openkim.org, you can install the openkim-models package

conda install openkim-models

If you have problems with the installation, you can post issues to this link. Thanks to Jan Janssen (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung) for setting up the Conda capability.


If you have questions about these pre-compiled LAMMPS executables, you need to contact the people preparing those packages. The LAMMPS developers have no control over their choices of how they configure and build their packages and when they update them.