How To Install bumps2 on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install bumps2 on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update bumps2.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install python-bumps

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is bumps2 and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Debian 11. This guide was written specifically with a server running Debian 11 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install bumps2 on Debian 11. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install bumps2 using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install bumps2 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install python-bumps

Install bumps2 using apt

Because bumps2 is available in Debian 11’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install bumps2 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install python-bumps

Install bumps2 using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian 11. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install bumps2 by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install python-bumps

How to upgrade (update) a single package bumps2 using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the bumps2, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install python-bumps

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall bumps2 from Debian 11

To uninstall only the bumps2 package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove python-bumps

Uninstall bumps2 and all its dependencies

To uninstall bumps2 and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove python-bumps

Remove bumps2 with all configurations and data

To remove bumps2 configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge python-bumps

Remove bumps2 completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to bumps2 package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge python-bumps

Extra info and code examples

Bumps is a set of routines for curve fitting and uncertainty analysis from a Bayesian perspective. In addition to traditional optimizers which search for the best minimum they can find in the search space, bumps provides uncertainty analysis which explores all viable minima and finds confidence intervals on the parameters based on uncertainty in the measured values. Bumps has been used for systems of up to 100 parameters with tight constraints on the parameters. Full uncertainty analysis requires hundreds of thousands of function evaluations, which is only feasible for cheap functions, systems with many processors, or lots of patience. Bumps includes several traditional local optimizers such as Nelder-Mead simplex, BFGS and differential evolution. Bumps uncertainty analysis uses Markov chain Monte Carlo to explore the parameter space. Although it was created for curve fitting problems, Bumps can explore any probability density function, such as those defined by PyMC. In particular, the bumps uncertainty analysis works well with correlated parameters. Bumps can be used as a library within your own applications, or as a framework for fitting, complete with a graphical user interface to manage your models. This package installs the library for Python 2.


You now have a full guide on how to install bumps2 using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the bumps2 from Debian 11.

See also:

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How To Install bumps2 on Fedora 34

How To Install bumps2 on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install bumps2 on Debian 11

How To Install bumps2 on CentOS 8

How To Install bumps2 on Ubuntu 21.04