PCRaster 4.2.0

This page refers to an outdated version of PCRaster, an up-to-date version is available.

What’s new

These are the most important changes:

  • Support for Python 3 was added, Python 3.6 is now the default version on Windows
  • The multicore module was added to PCRaster Python, providing local and focal operations that can use more than one CPU core
  • On Windows, files larger than 2GB can be processed now

For a brief list of the changes check the changes page.

Package overview

The PCRaster package includes:

  • The PCRaster library offering about 250 optimized functions for the construction of spatio-temporal models
  • The pcraster module to build environmental models in the Python programming language (Python 2.7, Python 3.6)
  • Local and focal operations supporting multicore CPUs
  • A Python modelling framework allowing for dynamic modelling, stochastic modelling and data assimilation
  • The Aguila program for visualization of uncertain spatio-temporal data
  • The PCRaster Modflow extension for groundwater modelling
  • The PCRcalc environmental modelling language
  • Several programs for data conversion

Download for Windows

PCRaster package for 64-bit: pcraster-4.2.0.zip

Installing 64-bit PCRaster on Windows

Source code package

PCRaster source code package:  pcraster-4.2.0.tar.bz2

SHA256: 56a22fd0024939094f0bbeb251998da81973a4d9e5ab6d0ac0f9103073de94c0

Building PCRaster on Linux


Information about the PCRaster Python module including the function reference,  the spatio-temporal modelling framework, command line applications and and an introduction to  PCRaster can be found in our online documentation.


PCRaster is an open-source project, and there are a few options how you can contribute! If you are familiar with coding, help us eliminating known bugs. Whether you are experienced with packaging software for Linux distributions, or you just want to provide fixes to the documentation: we are looking forward to your pull requests on our GitHub page.


Please post questions regarding installation, applications or operations of the PCRaster package on our mailing list.