Quick install

Install Anaconda python

irfpy is optimally designed under Anaconda Python package running on MacOSX or Linux.


Definitivaly irfpy works with any python packages, but irfpy development team cannot support installation and setup to such packages (as long as Anaconda Python is working).


So far irfpy development team does not have resources for the full support of Windows.

The development team highly appreciates any feedback (bug reports) under Windows Anaconda systeam as well.

Windows users who just want to use irfpy can consider using VirtualBox (or equivalent) to install Linux system.

  1. Download the Anaconda Python from https://www.continuum.io/downloads.

  2. Install Anaconda Python following the instruction (e.g. http://conda.pydata.org/docs/install/quick.html).

  3. It is recommended to exercise “30 minute test drive” for conda (http://conda.pydata.org/docs/test-drive.html).

Install irfpy.util

Installation is simple enough using pip, the python package manager.

% pip install --find-links=https://irfpy.irf.se/sdist irfpy.util

Update irfpy.util

Since irfpy is updating as frequently as possible, you may sometimes want to update the package. But don’t worry, it is enough simple. Add “-U” in the end of the pip.

% pip install --find-links=https://irfpy.irf.se/sdist irfpy.util -U

Install (optional)


Presently it is a test installation scheme.

  1. Download the requirements.txt.

  2. Then use pip as follows.

% pip install -r requirements.txt
  1. To update the irfpy.util, use

% pip install -r requirements.txt -U


Let’s see if the installation works correctly.

  1. Open a terminal

  2. Then start ipython.


If it is successful, a prompt In [1]: is seen.

  1. Try importing several important packages, as seen examples below.

import numpy as np                  # Numpy
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt     # Matplotlib
import irfpy.util                   # irfpy.util

If fails, the corresponding package is not installed correctly.