Now that Ubuntu 14.04 has been around a bit now and I have started upgrading my development machines.
One of the first things that always gets installed is the libSBML and its Python bindings which then gives me access to the best library for reading/writing/manipulating Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) files out there and is critical for my work.
Thanks to the fantastic work done by the development team installation is this easy:
# Python development packages and Pip install system
sudo apt-get install python-dev python-pip
# libSBML dependencies and development libraries
sudo apt-get install libxml2 libxml2-dev
sudo apt-get install zlib1g zlib1g-dev
sudo apt-get install bzip2 libbz2-dev
sudo pip install python-libsbml
That's it, happy modelling (please look up the above packages, before installing them, if you don't know what they are)!