atomium can be installed using pip:

$ pip3 install atomium

atomium is written for Python 3, and does not support Python 2.

If you get permission errors, try using sudo:

$ sudo pip3 install atomium


The repository for atomium, containing the most recent iteration, can be found here. To clone the atomium repository directly from there, use:

$ git clone git://


atomium requires requests for fetching structures from the RCSB, paramiko for fetching structures over SSH, msgpack for parsing .mmtf files, and valerius for dealing with sequences.