Ubuntu – How to import wx on Ubuntu 16.04


I have tried installing it using apt-get:

sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk3.0

But still when I run a py script with import wx it throws an error 'no module named wx' on Python 2.x and Python 3.x

I also tried installing it using pip:

pip install wxpython

which gives me an error saying failed building wheel for wxpython.

I also tried building wxpython from

but it shows a network error whenever I try to download the tar.gz file. I have unsuccesfully tried downloading it from multiple networks.

Please help.

Best Answer

In Ubuntu 16.04 and later open the terminal and type:

sudo apt install python-wxgtk3.0 python-wxgtk3.0-dev  

Then check if wx works in Python 2.x as follows:

$ python
>>> import wx

Example code

  1. Save the following code as wxPython-window.py
  2. Make it executable.
  3. Change directories using cd to the parent directory of wxPython-window.py
  4. Run the code with ./wxPython-window.py

import wx      
app = wx.App()
frame = wx.Frame(None, -1, 'win.py')
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