Installing the latest developer version

Note

The latest developer version is not guaranteed to work correctly or be functional at all, so use with care!

With conda

If you use Anaconda/conda to install glue normally, we provide nightly builds of the conda packages for the latest developer versions. Unless you want to actively develop glue, this is the best way to try out the latest developer version. We recommend that you install the developer version into a conda environment in case you also want to be able to have the stable version of glue in your normal environment (we’ll show how to do this in the next few steps).

To create an environment (which only needs to be done the first time), type:

conda create -n glueviz-dev python

Then switch to the glueviz-dev environment:

source activate glueviz-dev

and install the latest nightly builds of the glue packages with:

conda install -c glueviz/label/dev glueviz

You should normally see long version numbers for the glue-* packages that get installed:

$ conda install -c glueviz/label/dev glueviz
Fetching package metadata .............
Solving package specifications: .

Package plan for installation in environment /Users/tom/miniconda3/envs/glue-dev:

The following NEW packages will be INSTALLED:

    glue-core:          0.11.0.dev20170705102151.3ea9531-py36_0 glueviz/label/dev
    glue-vispy-viewers: 0.8.dev20170602171439.7533769-py36_0    glueviz/label/dev
    glueviz:            0.11.0.dev20170705211525.3af839b-0      glueviz/label/dev
    pyopengl:           3.1.1a1-np113py36_0

Proceed ([y]/n)? y

To update to a more recent version of the developer packages, use the same command. If you want to switch back to the original environment you were in, you can type:

source activate <environment_name>

where <environment_name>> might be e.g. root or glueviz-env depending on how you chose to set up your stable glue environment.

From source (if you use conda)

If you use conda but want to install the latest developer version from the git repository (for example if you want to work on the code) then the easiest way to get all the dependencies installed is to first install the stable version, which will pull in all the dependencies, then to remove it and install the developer version:

conda install -c glueviz glueviz
conda remove glueviz

git clone git://github.com/glue-viz/glue
cd glue
pip install .
cd ..

You can also use python setup.py develop instead of pip install . if you want changes made in the local repository to be reflected immediately in the installed version. Note that you can do all this in an environment as described in With conda if you want to have the stable version of glue in a separate environment.

The same instructions apply to other glue packages, for example the plugin with the 3D viewers:

conda install -c glueviz glue-vispy-viewers
conda remove glue-vispy-viewers

git clone git://github.com/glue-viz/glue-vispy-viewers
cd glue-vispy-viewers
pip install .
cd ..

If you want to uninstall the developer versions and install the stable versions again, you can uninstall the developer versions with:

pip uninstall glueviz glue-vispy-viewers

then install the stable versions with conda as usual.

From source (if you don’t use conda)

If you don’t use conda, but use pip instead, then you can install the latest version of the glue core package using:

git clone git://github.com/glue-viz/glue
cd glue
pip install .
cd ..

or with python setup.py develop instead of pip install ..