Getting Started

This section of the documentation is a no work experience required walkthrough of the Augur project. By the end, you’ll hopefully have a fully functioning local installation of Augur ready to collect data.

If you want to get started as fast as possible, we have Docker images; however, if you’re looking to use Augur for long-term data collection or if you want to install it for development, you’ll need to follow this walkthrough.


We currently officially support the local installation of Augur from source on macOS, Ubuntu, and Fedora (but most UNIX-like systems will probably work with a few tweaks). We recommend either using the Docker images or setting up a virtual machine with a supported operating system installed if you are using Windows.

To install from source, we’ll need to do a few things:

  1. Setup a PostgreSQL instance to store the data collected by Augur

  2. Install and configure Augur’s application server

  3. Install and configure Augur’s data collection workers

The next section will start with a database setup, and then you can continue with the following steps given below.

Happy hacking!