FIAT is normally installed as part of an installation of FEniCS. If you are using FIAT as part of the FEniCS software suite, it is recommended that you follow the installation instructions for FEniCS.

To install FIAT itself, read on below for a list of requirements and installation instructions.

Requirements and dependencies

FIAT requires Python version 2.7 or later and depends on the following Python packages:

  • NumPy
  • SymPy
  • six

These packages will be automatically installed as part of the installation of FIAT, if not already present on your system.

Installation instructions

To install FIAT, download the source code from the FIAT Bitbucket repository, and run the following command:

pip install .

To install to a specific location, add the --prefix flag to the installation command:

pip install --prefix=<some directory> .