Setup the MXNet Package for Scala

The following instructions are provided for macOS and Ubuntu. Windows is not yet available.

Note: If you use IntelliJ or a similar IDE, you may want to follow the MXNet-Scala on IntelliJ tutorial instead of these instructions.


Setup Instructions

Step 1. Install dependencies:

macOS Steps

brew update
brew tap caskroom/versions
brew cask install java8
brew install opencv
brew install maven

Ubuntu Steps

These scripts will install Maven and its dependencies.

sudo ./
sudo ./

Step 2. Run the demo MXNet-Scala project.

Go to the MXNet-Scala demo project’s README and follow the directions to test the MXNet-Scala package installation.

Maven Repository

Package information can be found in the Maven Repository:

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Linux GPU

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NOTE: You may specify the version you wish to use by adding the version number to the dependency block. For example, to use v1.2.0 you would add <version>1.2.0</version>. Otherwise Maven will use the latest version available.


The previously mentioned setup with Maven is recommended. Otherwise, the following instructions for macOS, Ubuntu, and Windows are provided for reference only:

OS Step 1 Step 2
macOS Shared Library for macOS Scala Package for macOS
Ubuntu Shared Library for Ubuntu Scala Package for Ubuntu
Windows Shared Library for Windows Call for Contribution

Build Scala from an Existing MXNet Installation

If you have already built MXNet from source and are looking to setup Scala from that point, you may simply run the following from the MXNet source root:

make scalapkg
make scalainstall


Scaladocs are generated as part of the docs build pipeline. You can find them published in the Scala API section of the website or by going to the scaladocs output directly.

To build the docs yourself, follow the developer build docs instructions.