Using pip

The easiest and preferred way to install DASH (to ensure the latest stable version) is using pip:

pip install astrorapid --upgrade

From Source

Alternatively, the source code can be downloaded from GitHub by running the following command:

git clone


Using pip to install astrorapid will automatically install the mandatory dependencies: numpy, tensorflow, keras, astropy, pandas, extinction, and scikit-learn.

If you wish to plot your classifications or train your own classifier with your data you will need matplotlib and scipy as well. These can be installed with

pip install matplotlib
pip install scipy


RAPID can be run on both Python 2 and Python 3 distributions. It is also cross-platform, working on Mac, Windows, and Linux distributions. If you have any issues, please submit an issue at