CompBioCluster/InstallingPythonSoftware

Using easy_install

easy_install is a python program that tries to make it easy for administrators to install python packages. For a user to use it, the packages have to be installed somewhere that easy_install can recognise. On the cluster, this is at ~/.local/lib/python2.6/site-packages. So to get easy_install working, you need to make sure that directory exists

$ mkdir -p ~/.local/lib/python2.6/site-packages

and then use easy_install as so (if wanting to install the networkx package for example)

$ easy_install --install-dir ~/.local/lib/python2.6/site-packages networkx

last edited 2013-03-14 12:48:48 by RonanDaly