A high-performance general-purpose compute library
ArrayFire Installer

Installing ArrayFire couldn't be easier. Navigate to https://arrayfire.com/download and download the appropriate installer for the target architecture and operating system. Although ArrayFire can be built from source, the installers conveniently package necessary dependencies.

Install the latest device drivers before using ArrayFire. Drivers and runtimes should be downloaded and installed from each device vendor's website.

Install Instructions


Once the ArrayFire has been downloaded, run the installer.

The installer offers the option to automatically add ArrayFire to the path for all users. If the installer did not do this, simply append %AF_PATH%/lib to the PATH variable so that the loader can find ArrayFire DLLs.

For more information on using ArrayFire on Windows, visit the following page.


There are two ways to install ArrayFire on Linux.

  1. Package Manager
  2. Using the ArrayFire Linux Installer

As of today, approach (1) is only supported for Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04. Please go through [the GitHub wikipage for detailed instructions.

For approach (2), once the ArrayFire installer is downloaded, execute the installer from the terminal as shown below. Set the --prefix argument to the target install directory; we recommend /opt.

./ArrayFire_*_Linux_x86_64.sh --include-subdir --prefix=/opt

Given sudo permissions, the ArrayFire libraries can be added to the path via ldconfig like so:

echo /opt/arrayfire/lib64 > /etc/ld.so.conf.d/arrayfire.conf
sudo ldconfig

Otherwise, the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable can be set so that the shared library loader can find the ArrayFire libraries.

For more information on using ArrayFire on Linux, visit the following page.

Graphics support

ArrayFire enables high-performance visualizations via the Forge library. On Linux, there are a few dependencies to install to enable graphics support:

  • FreeImage
  • Fontconfig
  • GLU (OpenGL Utility Library)

To install these dependencies on common Linux distributions:

Debian, Ubuntu (14.04 and above), and other Debian derivatives

apt install build-essential libfreeimage3 libfontconfig1 libglu1-mesa

Fedora, Redhat, CentOS

yum install freeimage fontconfig mesa-libGLU


Once the ArrayFire installer has been downloaded, execute the installer by either double-clicking on the ArrayFire pkg file or running the following command:

sudo installer -pkg Arrayfire-*_OSX.pkg -target /

For more information on using ArrayFire on macOS, visit the following page.

NVIDIA Tegra devices

ArrayFire is capable of running TX2 devices.

Before installing ArrayFire, make sure the latest version of JetPack (v2.3 and above) or L4T (v24.2 and above) is installed.

Tegra prerequisites

The following dependencies are required for Tegra devices:

sudo apt install libopenblas-dev liblapacke-dev

Testing installation

After ArrayFire is finished installing, we recommend building and running a few of the provided examples to verify things are working as expected.

On Windows, open the CMakeLists.txt file from CMake-GUI. Once the project is configured and generated, build and run the examples from Visual Studio.

On Linux, run the following commands:

cp -r /opt/arrayfire/share/ArrayFire/examples /tmp/examples
cd /tmp/examples
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..

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