The recommended installation method for signac is via conda or pip. The software is tested for Python versions 3.6+ and has minimal dependencies. Some features such as the HDF5 integration require additional packages. Supported Python and NumPy versions are determined according to the NEP 29 deprecation policy.
Install with conda¶
You can install signac via conda (available on the conda-forge channel), with:
$ conda install -c conda-forge signac
All additional dependencies will be installed automatically. To upgrade the package, execute:
$ conda update signac
Install with pip¶
To install the package with the package manager pip, execute
$ pip install signac --user
It is highly recommended to install the package into the user space and not as superuser!
To upgrade the package, simply execute the same command with the
$ pip install signac --user --upgrade
Consider installing optional dependencies:
$ pip install pymongo passlib bcrypt --user
Source Code Installation¶
Alternatively you can clone the git repository and execute the
setup.py script to install the package.
git clone https://github.com/glotzerlab/signac.git cd signac python setup.py install --user
Consider installing optional dependencies.
Unless you install via conda, optional dependencies are not installed automatically. In case you want to use extra features that require external packages, you need to install these manually.
Extra features with dependencies:
- MongoDB database backend
- HDF5 integration