Snappy requirements

Hello everyone,

I’ve been trying to run snappy on my computer these days but I’m struggling to know what are the exact requirements to make it work. The main problem is that the forum tutorials are kinda outdated and I can’t find which are the “state-of-the-art” versions supported.

Does it work in Python 3.7? Is it a better idea to create a virtual environment (like Anaconda) to run older python versions? Are JDK, Maven, etc. still required to properly run snappy?

Any suggestions, ideas or a list with all the current requirements would be incredibly apreciated.

Thank you in advance!

Hello Alex.

According to my short experience, JDK >= 1.7 and Maven are still required. If you work on windows, you should probably also need the Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools 2019 (i was required to install them while installing SNAP).

And yes, i have tried working with snappy on Python 3.7 and it works too. Configure it as usual (

Hope it helps.


Thank you very much Marcos! It really helps a lot!

I will definitively give it a try.