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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 3/13/2017.

Avogadro is an advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. It offers flexible high quality rendering and a powerful plugin architecture.

  • Cross-Platform: Molecular builder/editor for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
  • Free, Open Source: Easy to install and all source code is available under the GNU GPL.
  • International: Translations into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and others, with more languages to come.
  • Intuitive: Built to work easily for students and advanced researchers both.
  • Fast: Supports multi-threaded rendering and computation.
  • Extensible: Plugin architecture for developers, including rendering, interactive tools, commands, and Python scripts.
  • Flexible: Features include Open Babel import of chemical files, input generation for multiple computational chemistry packages, crystallography, and biomolecules.

To install Avogadro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install avogadro --version

To upgrade Avogadro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade avogadro --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $InstallArgs = @{
       packageName = 'avogadro'
       installerType = 'exe'
       url = ''
       checksum = 'BB15E67FC527C0D28DE32ABB2D0D0EE161829A64F3BF4887B8D786E3B0DAF270'
       checksumType = 'sha256'
       silentArgs = '/S'
       validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @InstallArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Avogadro Chemistry


Copyright © 2017 Avogadro Chemistry


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Avogadro 927 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 approved
Avogadro 1.2.0 377 Sunday, August 7, 2016 approved

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