Downloading the Praat source code

Warning: you need the Praat source code only in the following cases:

  1. you want to extend Praat's functionality by adding C or C++ code to it; or
  2. you want to understand or reuse Praat's source code; or
  3. you want to compile Praat for a computer for which we do not provide binary executables, e.g. Linux for non-Intel computers, FreeBSD, HP-UX, SGI, or SPARC Solaris.

Before trying to dive into Praat's source code, you should be familiar with the working of the Praat program and with writing Praat scripts. The Praat program can be downloaded from

1. Licence

All of the code is available under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later. Of course, any improvements are welcomed by the authors.

2. Downloading the archive

The source code is available on Praat’s GitHub page (click on Code, then choose Clone or Download ZIP). Please read the file before trying to build.
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