Section author: Jonathon Love



jamovi is available for Windows Vista (64-bit) and above. Installation on windows is quite straight-forward, and should be familiar to anyone who has installed software on Windows before. Download the latest version from the download page, and double-click the icon.

At some institutions (particularly universities), the “normal” approach to installing software is blocked by IT security policies. In this case, you can download our .zip-version. To use this, simply download, unzip to a location on the computer, and naviagate to the bin folder. Double-clicking jamovi.exe will begin jamovi. It’s possible that additional security restrictions prevent jamovi from working in this way, in which case it would be worth raising the issue with your IT staff.


jamovi is available for macOS 10.9+ (Mavericks and newer). To install it, download the .dmg-file from our download page, and double-click the downloaded file. This will present you with a “file view”, and you can install jamovi by “dragging-and-dropping” the jamovi application to the Applications folder (in the usual way). After this, jamovi will appear in your applications, and can be started like any other installed application.

jamovi for macOS has an auto-update mechanism, and can alert you to when new versions are available. You can update your version of jamovi from the app menu (☰; at the top right of the window).

Linux and Chromebooks

jamovi is currently available for Linux, (for all ‘flatpak participating linux distributions’ – which is most of them), and Chromebooks, from flathub.

Note: Some Chromebooks experience a blank screen issue when starting up jamovi. If you encounter this, there are instructions on how to fix this a little further down.

If you’re new to flatpak/flathub, you’ll need to follow the setup guide on our flathub page.

If you’re an old hand at flatpak, you can install jamovi with the command:

flatpak install flathub org.jamovi.jamovi

and later, you can update your version of jamovi with:

flatpak update

Text not appearing in plots under linux

On some linux machines, the flatpak font cache is not up-to-date, resulting in plots in jamovi not displaying text correctly. To remedy this, you can run the following command at the terminal:

flatpak run --command=fc-cache org.jamovi.jamovi -f -v

This appears to be an issue with flatpaks, and we’re working with the flatpak community to get to the bottom of it.

Blank screen at startup on Chromebooks

Some Chromebooks experience a blank screen when starting up jamovi. The cause of this issue is not completely clear at this time, however it can be fixed by disabling “Crostini GPU support”.

Enter chrome://flags/ into the ChromeOS address bar. This will bring up “Experiments”. Search for Crostini GPU Support and set it to disabled. After restarting your Chromebook the issue will be fixed (special thanks to @mulderc).