Software Installation

Please follow the instructions below. If you have trouble installing things, that’s OK – we can help. Just be sure to download the files, because some of them are quite large.

Quick guide

  1. Download and install VirtualBox
  2. Download this BIG file and import it into VirtualBox.
  3. Download and install Anaconda CE.
  4. If on Windows, install Git Bash
  5. If on Mac OS X, either install XCode and the command line tools, OR (easier!) just install Git.
  1. Choose a code editor, below, and install that.
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Edit this document!

This file can be edited directly through the Web. Anyone can update and fix errors in this document with few clicks -- no downloads needed.

  1. Go to Software Installation on GitHub.
  2. Edit files using GitHub's text editor in your web browser (see the 'Edit' tab on the top right of the file)
  3. Fill in the Commit message text box at the bottom of the page describing why you made the changes. Press the Propose file change button next to it when done.
  4. Then click Send a pull request.
  5. Your changes are now queued for review under the project's Pull requests tab on GitHub!

For an introduction to the documentation format please see the reST primer.