DataWarrior was developed in the Java programming language and needs a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to work. All installers on this side include the Liberica OpenJRE 8_282 from BellSoft. Thus, there is no need to install any Java software yourself.
The Linux Installer is a .tar.gz archive
with all needed files and a shell script to install files and register file types.
It has been tested on multiple 64-bit distributions with Gnome, KDE and other desktops.
The MacOS-X Installer is a .dmg image file.
The installation and file type registration is done by merely dragging the DataWarrior.app folder into your Application folder. DataWarrior is optimized for Retina displays.
The Windows Installer is an .msi file using the Windows standard installation mechanism. Therefore, a complete de-installation can be done any time later from the Windows Control Panel.
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The newest source code is available on GitHub under the GNU V3 public license.
If you have installed the most recent official release for your operating system after downloading it from one of the links above,
and if you like experimenting, then you may upgrade any time to the newest inofficial development release. For that you would need to download a zip-file
for Linux and Macintosh or Windows. After downloading unpack the archive and copy all unpacked
files into the datawarrior installation directory, where they replace older versions. You may make a safe copy of the original files before replacing
them. Typically, development releases fix known issues and contain new exciting functionality, but are less tested, they may introduce new bugs
and new features are not always described in the manual. Development updates are released about weekly. The current source code is available on
The md5sums of the three installer packages:
DataWarrior 5.5.0 with Pharmacophore enhanced shape alignment, Google Patents search, Spaya retrosynthesis access, searchable help, and more, April 2021
DataWarrior 5.2.1 with reaction templates, Enamine building block search, and lots of improvements. February 2020
DataWarrior 5.0.0 with reaction search, t-SNE visualization, and much more. January 2019
DataWarrior 4.7.2 with fixes of copy/paste issue and SMILES import problem. January 2018
DataWarrior 4.7.1 with new conformer viewer and reaction smiles support. December 2017
DataWarrior 4.6.1 with various small improvements and fixes. August 2017
DataWarrior 4.6.0 with new database plug-in interface. July 2017
DataWarrior 4.5.1 with new fuzzy score, relocatable labels, improved graphical views, etc. March 2017.
DataWarrior 4.4.4 with improved conformers & 2D-coordinates, new 0-order bond type, COD-query for metal-organic compounds, fixes in combi-chem library creation, etc. November 2016.
DataWarrior 4.4.3 with Crystallography Open Database access, improved Flexophore, conformers, macros and much more. August 2016.
DataWarrior 4.2.2 with structure and target search on the ChEMBL database, structure search on Wikipedia, conformer generation, and much more. July 2015
DataWarrior 4.1.1 with macro support to automate workflows. January 2015.
First public release of DataWarrior an
interactive data analysis and visualization software with chemical intelligence, which was developed at Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. June 2014.