For this OS, the complete list of steps is available (and has been thoroughly checked), including ODE's compilation and installation, which are the major obstacles in the process and may scare users unaccustomed to the command line and software compilation.
Run the following commands in sequence and you'll have ARS ready to go. They are grouped as: a) Python basic packages, b) VTK, c) ODE, d) ARS:
sudo apt-get install python-dev python-support python-pip sudo apt-get install python-numpy cython sudo apt-get install libvtk5.8 python-vtk sudo apt-get install autoconf automake libtool g++ wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/opende/ODE/0.12/ode-0.12.tar.bz2 tar xf ode-0.12.tar.bz2 cd ode-0.12/ ./configure --enable-double-precision --with-trimesh=opcode --enable-new-trimesh --enable-shared make sudo make install cd bindings/python/ python setup.py build_ext sudo python setup.py install sudo ldconfig sudo pip install ARS
Notice how ODE is the software piece that takes more commands and time to install. Fortunately, ARS is the exact opposite.
Not all users will need to run ldconfig but it doesn't hurt if you do. See :ref:`ODE Import Error<ode_import_error>` for more information.