Installation Guide

JASP is available for:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux


JASP installs under Windows like any normal application, and can be downloaded from the JASP download page, here:

Mac OS X

JASP is available for Mac OS X, version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and above (Which version do I have?).

JASP for OS X can be downloaded from the JASP download page, here:

JASP for OS X currently depends on XQuartz. This should be installed before commencing installation of JASP.

JASP is installed by downloading and double clicking the .dmg file, and dragging the JASP icon to the Applications folder. This places JASP in your applications folder.

OS X actively discourages people from downloading software from the internet (rather wanting to channel people through their app store), so there will likely be some additional steps to make JASP run.

Newer versions of OS X need to have their “Gatekeeper” options relaxed, before they will allow software to be used that was downloaded from the internet. More Info: About Gatekeeper.

You will need to change your Gatekeeper settings to “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere”.

Having relaxed the Gatekeeper settings, the next step is to ‘right click’ or ‘control-click’ JASP in your Applications directory, and select ‘Open’ from the menu. This will present a window saying that JASP is from an unidentified developer; selecting “Open” will start JASP.

Gatekeeper "Open"

From then on, you will be able to start JASP in the usual way.


JASP is available for the Linux versions:

  • Ubuntu Xenial (16.04 LTS)
  • Ubuntu Wiley (15.10)
  • Arch Linux

For other verions, JASP can be built from the source. The debian folder is located in the github repository –


The latest version of JASP ( for Xenial and Wiley are available from JASP’s Personal Package Archive (PPA). Once the PPA is added to your system, you will be able to install JASP, and JASP will be automatically kept up-to-date by Ubuntu.

The PPA and JASP can be installed by issuing the following commands at the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jasp-uva/jasp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jasp

For version, extra R packages have to be installed:

sudo R

Arch Linux

JASP is made generously available for Arch Linux by Stephen Martin, and can be installed with the following commands:

git clone
cd jasp-desktop-git
makepkg -si