A pre-built version of GAMBIT is available as a Docker image which can be downloaded and run locally. This is useful for trying out GAMBIT and following the tutorials on this site without the need to build GAMBIT from source.
- The current Docker image is based on GAMBIT v2.4.0.
- The Docker engine requires administrator privileges in order to be activated. Therefore it may be less suited for use on shared clusters.
Setting up the Docker image
Install the Docker Engine
The Docker Engine is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. Follow Docker’s installation guide ⧉ to install it on your system.
Download the Docker image
The Docker image download is around 6GB. To download the Docker image, from the command line run:
docker pull gambitbsm/gambit-pippi
Then to run the Docker container run:
docker run -it gambitbsm/gambit-pippi
This will give you a
bash shell with GAMBIT pre-built and ready to run. To quit this GAMBIT environment, type
Using the Docker image
You will need to re-run the Docker container each time you wish to use GAMBIT. For basic guidance on how to use GAMBIT, please see the tutorials section.