An important tool in our toolkit

A Brief Overview

PyNE is a library used for nuclear engineering, helping its users “be more productive, have the best solvers, have a beautiful API, write really great code, and teach the next generation”. The PyNE website includes information about installation and a tutorial on using PyNE.


PyNE is open source and free to use. Prof. Huff encourages contributions to PyNE, as its purpose is to provide a complete library meant to help all nuclear engineers. Anyone who feels that there should be something added or something changed is encouraged to develop changes. The website provides a developer’s guide to assist with testing, developing, and integration with PyNE. The Pyne GitHub Organization contains the source code. Prof. Huff is willing to help by offering some guidance on contributions, so any ideas on fixes or changes are encouraged.