Commit d7a6d3e7 authored by Lauri Himanen's avatar Lauri Himanen

Updated readme.

parent 0eb6d2eb
# __python-common__
This repository contains the common python files that are
part of the [NOMAD Laboratory](
The official version lives at
......@@ -18,54 +17,20 @@ The simplest way to have this is to check out nomad-lab-base recursively:
then this will be in python-common within it.
# Local Install
The following instructions were tested on Ubuntu 14.04. With these instructions
you can install the package for the local user (doesn't need root privileges).
First make sure you have [pip]( available. If
not, you can install it for python 2.x with:
python --user
or for python3 with:
# Installation
The code is python>=2.7 and python>=3.4 compatible. First download and install
this package:
python3 --user
git clone
cd python-common
pip install -r requirements.txt
pip install -e .
The modules used for parser development are located under the 'nomadcore'
package. If you wish to setup this package locally, you can do so by first
installing the required dependencies (use pip3 for python3 setup)
Then download the metainfo definitions to the same folder where the
'python-common' repository was cloned:
pip install -r requirements.txt --user
#pip3 install -r requirements.txt --user
git clone
and then installing the package itself with the provided installation
script(use python3 for python3 setup)
python develop --user
#python3 develop --user
This will install a development version, which means that if you update the
source code, all the changes will be available immediately without reinstall of
the package. The current setup also assumes a certain location for the metainfo
repository. If you place all the repositories (python-common, nomad-meta-info,
parser repository) in the same folder, things should work.
After this the package will be available to import by simply calling
import nomadcore
in python. The development mode also means that the latest version of the code
is used, so any updates from git will automatically be available. You can
install a static snapshot by using 'install' instead of 'develop'.
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