Installing the Binary Distributions

You can install Yices 2 with homebrew on Mac OS X or with apt on Debian-based Linux systems. You can also download precompiled binary distributions at

Package Managers

On Ubuntu/Debian:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sri-csl/formal-methods
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install yices2

On Mac OS X:

brew install SRI-CSL/sri-csl/yices2

Archives (tar or zip files)

You can download binary distributions for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows at These distributions contain pre-compiled binaries and libraries, linked statically against GMP and libpoly. They include support for nonlinear arithmetic and MCSAT.

The binary distributions for Linux and Mac OS X include a shell script to install the binaries, headers, and library in /usr/local. You can run this script as follows:

sudo ./install-yices

If you want a different installation directory, type

./install-yices <directory>

(use sudo if necessary).