Commit ffebef04 authored by Jon Pye's avatar Jon Pye
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Commit prior to switching instructions to Conda

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*Mac users note - you will need to install the secondary packages from listed on this site.*
##### Natural Earth Quickstart Pack
will let you download the Natural Earth Quickstart Pack - with layers for most geographical features and sample projects for ArcMap and QGIS
### Working in Python - CartoPy:
Python, cartopy, and owslib are needed. Below we will create a Python virtual environment to hold these things and all their prerequisites. I will try and be OS-agnostic in these instructions, apologies if they are incomplete for your distribution.
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Windows users may have to add python to their PATH variable
*2) Installing the python package manager pip:*
A good Windows tutorial to get Python, Pip and virtualenv working can be found here:
If you follow this guide, skip ahead to step 4) when you're done.
*2) Installing Setuptools and the python package manager pip:*
Setuptools: link:
save this file locally and then run:
#> python
run in your new python environment
run like you did with
#> python
*3) Now we can install python packages on the command line through pip.*
In a command-line window (cmd or Terminal), type:
In a command-line window (Windows **cmd** or OSX/Linux **Terminal** ), type:
#> pip install virtualenv
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#> Scripts/activate
#> carto-demo/Scripts/activate.bat
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*5) Now we can use pip to install (most of) the rest of our requirements*
Windows users may need a compiler, try Visual Studio at this link:
pip will install prerequisites, so this is the most painless way to do things
#> pip install matplotlib
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