# Installing Mayavi with Python 3

After a few hours I finally managed to install Mayavi in a virtual conda environment, so now I’m able to use it with Jupyter.

Installing Mayavi on a Python 2 environment only takes a simple

pip install mayavi


But unfortunately this is still not supported in Python 3, so we have to figure out a workaround.

This post is really geeky, we are going to compile some code from a terminal and install a few dependencies. If you follow it step by step it should work, but it’s better if you understand what you are doing.