These are pre-requisites to be able to use the software.
In particular, current version relies on Python 3 and PyQt5. A bundled version of VisPy is included in the extern repository as custom modifications have been made that are not readily available via the official version.
Example installation procedure¶
Depending on your operating system and your current configuration, installation steps may vary. In general, you can install it using the following:
First, install Qt5. It can be downloaded via the Qt website. You also need PyQt5, which can be installed via a package manager like pip, brew, etc. E.g.
pip3 install PyQt5
Install with pip¶
You can install shwirl with pip:
pip3 install shwirl
Once installed, in your terminal, you can launch shwirl by typing:
Python 2.7 / PyQt4 users¶
PyQt4 (and Python 2.7) are also supported.
Installing PyQt5 from scratch (example)¶
N.B. The following will vary depending on your OS and your different setings.
Download sip here.
cd sip-4.19.1/ python3 configure.py sudo make sudo make install
Download PyQt5 from the same location.
cd PyQt5_gpl-5.8.1/ sudo python3 configure.py --qmake /home/ubuntu/Qt5.7.0/5.7/gcc_64/bin/qmake --sip-incdir /usr/include/python3.4m py_inc_dir=/usr/include/python3.4m sudo make sudo make install