Installation of dependencies

The dependencies Tkinter and ghostscript can be installed using your system’s package manager. You can run one of the following, based on your OS.

OS-specific instructions

For Ubuntu

$ apt install python-tk ghostscript

Or for Python 3:

$ apt install python3-tk ghostscript

For macOS

$ brew install tcl-tk ghostscript

For Windows

For Tkinter, you can download the ActiveTcl Community Edition from ActiveState. For ghostscript, you can get the installer at the ghostscript downloads page.

Checks to see if dependencies were installed correctly

You can do the following checks to see if the dependencies were installed correctly.

For Tkinter

Launch Python, and then at the prompt, type:

>>> import Tkinter

Or in Python 3:

>>> import tkinter

If you have Tkinter, Python will not print an error message, and if not, you will see an ImportError.

For ghostscript

Run the following to check the ghostscript version.

For Ubuntu/macOS:

$ gs -version

For Windows:

C:\> gswin64c.exe -version

Or for Windows 32-bit:

C:\> gswin32c.exe -version

If you have ghostscript, you should see the ghostscript version and copyright information.