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Anaconda (cross-platform)

Rapunzel requires libraries from the cogsci and conda-forge channels.

conda config --add channels cogsci --add channels conda-forge
conda install rapunzel
conda install r-irkernel  # Optional: for R support
conda install notebook pandoc  # Optional: for exporting/ importing to various formats
conda install opensesame-extension-language_server  # Optional: for language-server support

Once Rapunzel has been installed, you can start it from the Anaconda prompt (rapunzel) or the Anaconda navigator (after adding the cogsci channel).


The standard download is based on Python 3.9 for 64 bit systems. The installer and .zip packages are identical, except for the installation.

Standard Windows installer (.exe)

Standard Windows no installation required (.zip)

Mac OS

There are no Mac OS packages available at the moment. The recommended way to install Rapunzel on Mac OS is through Anaconda.


You can install Rapunzel through the cogscinl (stable) or rapunzel (development) PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl  # stable releases
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/rapunzel  # development releases
sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3-rapunzel
sudo apt install jupyter-notebook jupyter-nbconvert pandoc  # Optional: for exporting/ importing to various formats
sudo apt install python3-opensesame-extension-language_server  # Optional: for language-server support

Alternatively you can install Rapunzel as a Snap package through the Ubuntu Software store or the command line:

sudo snap install rapunzel

Source code

Rapunzel lives on GitHub:

Video: Installing in Anaconda

Video 1. Installing Rapunzel in Anaconda