Getting Started

Installing SALib

To install the latest stable version of SALib using pip, together with all the dependencies, run the following command:

pip install SALib

To install the latest development version of SALib, run the following commands. Note that the development version may be unstable and include bugs. We encourage users use the latest stable version.

git clone
cd SALib
python develop

Installing Prerequisite Software

SALib requires NumPy, SciPy, and matplotlib installed on your computer. Using pip, these libraries can be installed with the following command:

pip install numpy
pip install scipy
pip install matplotlib

The packages are normally included with most Python bundles, such as Anaconda and Canopy. In any case, they are installed automatically when using pip or setuptools to install SALib.

Testing Installation

To test your installation of SALib, run the following command


Alternatively, if you’d like also like a taste of what SALib provides, start a new interactive Python session and copy/paste the code below.

from SALib.sample import saltelli
from SALib.analyze import sobol
from SALib.test_functions import Ishigami
import numpy as np

# Define the model inputs
problem = {
    'num_vars': 3,
    'names': ['x1', 'x2', 'x3'],
    'bounds': [[-3.14159265359, 3.14159265359],
               [-3.14159265359, 3.14159265359],
               [-3.14159265359, 3.14159265359]]

# Generate samples
param_values = saltelli.sample(problem, 1000)

# Run model (example)
Y = Ishigami.evaluate(param_values)

# Perform analysis
Si = sobol.analyze(problem, Y, print_to_console=True)

# Print the first-order sensitivity indices

If installed correctly, the last line above will print three values, similar to [ 0.30644324  0.44776661 -0.00104936].