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In order to install pyOZ on your computer and make it fully functional, you have to download the code from the Download page (getting the stable version is recommended). After unpacking, the program itself should be ready. In order to run it, however, you need to install some additional software. The exact way how to do it is platform dependent and will not be discussed here.

  • Python (developed and tested with version 2.5)
  • Scipy/Numpy bundle (developed and tested with versions 0.6.0/1.1.0)
  • Matplotlib/Pylab (only if you require graphical output during iteration, developed and tested with version 0.98.1; note that the graphics support is highly experimental)

If any of these packages is missing, the program will not start (Python missing) or will complain about missing modules (Scipy/Numpy, Matplotlib/Pylab). Error messages should be clear enough to point you in the right direction. It is highly probable that pyOZ will function also with older versions of the above mentioned packages (I’d expect problems only with the graphics output), since the program is using only their more or less basic functionalities.

pyOZ is then started by executing the main script pyoz.py. The exact way how to start the program is platform dependent and will not be discussed here. On Linux, executing the script directly should do the job.


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