These are the install instructions for Windows/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.
To make sure that you have installed Python successfully, type python on your command line. You should see something like this:
(Type “quit()” and then hit enter to end your python session)
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!