These are the install instructions for OSX/developer. If this isn’t your operating system, or you want a developer install, go back to the Cookbook and select the correct link.
First, you will need to download a scientific Python distribution. We strongly recommend Anaconda. Be warned, your computer comes with a version of Python already installed; but this pre-installed version does NOT have everything you will need to run PmagPy, so you will still need to download Anaconda.
To make sure that you have installed Python successfully, type python on your command line. You should see something like this:
(Press control-D to exit)
Here are the steps to clone and install PmagPy.
Test core functionality:
Test the GUIs:
If any of these commands don’t work, go back and carefully follow the install instructions. If you still have a problem, try the Troubleshooting section. If you don’t find an answer there, check out the existing Github issues and create a new one if necessary.
Accessing example data files:
There are many data files used in the examples of programs and for use with the textbook Essentials of Paleomagnetism. You can find these in PmagPy/data˙files.
You will want to stay up to date with PmagPy development. To update your developer install, you will just need to navigate to the PmagPy directory and run:
This will grab all of the latest code from Github, and will be immediately available to you.
Back to the Cookbook!