How to Install PyPrototype¶
The basic installation procedure:
- install Python 2.7
- install PyPrototype
This program requires Python 2.7 (not ready for Python 3 yet) and several additional packages. Most of the package dependencies are met by using a Python distribution (provides Python, the basic package suite, and other popular packages).
The major package requirements are:
- PyQt4 : provides the graphical user interface widgets
It is suggested to use the Anaconda Python 2.7 distribution  as it contains most of the packages used by this program.
- use a web browser and visit: https://www.continuum.io/downloads
- select the distribution for your operating system
- make sure to follow links for Python 2.7
- download the installer file
- follow the instructions to install on your computer
|||Anaconda Python 2.7: https://www.continuum.io|
Install this program from the Python Package Index (PyPI) using the pip command:
pip install pyRestTable pip install --no-deps PyPrototype
--no-deps option tells pip not to download and attempt
to build newer versions of other required packages such as lxml.
It may be necessary to install the lxml package if your distribution does not already have it installed. You can view all the installed packages using this command:
The list may have dozens or more items. To install lxml:
pip install lxml
To update to a newer version of PyPrototype, use this command:
pip install -U --no-deps PyPrototype
-U option tells pip to search for and install the
latest package update.
Alternative Installation steps¶
It is possible to install PyPrototype using steps common to Python developers, such as:
pip install https://github.com/prjemian/PyPrototype
git clone install https://github.com/prjemian/PyPrototype.git cd pyprototype python ./setup.py install
Working from a GitHub clone is not recommended for regular use.