lightkurve has the following requirements, all of which tend to be available by default in a modern installation of Python:
- Python: 2.7, 3.5, 3.6 or later.
- Astropy: 1.3 or later.
- Numpy: 1.11 or later.
- Scipy: 0.19 or later.
- Matplotlib: 1.5.3 or later.
- Astroquery 0.3.7 or later.
We recommend using the Anaconda Python distribution, which will install Python alongside its most common scientific packages, including all those listed above.
The easiest way to install or upgrade lightkurve is with
simply run the following command on a terminal window:
$ pip install lightkurve --upgrade
--upgrade flag is optional, but recommended if you already
have lightkurve installed and want to upgrade to the latest version.
If you get a
PermissionError this means that you do not have the
required administrative access to install new packages to your Python
installation. In this case you may consider using the
to install the package into your home directory. You can read more
about how to do this in the pip documentation.
Alternatively, if you want to experiment with the latest development version of lightkurve, you can install it straight from GitHub:
$ git clone https://github.com/KeplerGO/lightkurve.git $ cd lightkurve $ pip install -e .
Building the documentation is not necessary unless you are writing new documentation or do not have internet access, because the latest version of lightkurve’s documentation is available online at docs.lightkurve.org .
Building the lightkurve documentation requires a few extra packages:
These packages can be installed using conda or pip.
To build the documentation in HTML format, you can do:
cd docs make html
This will save the documentation website in the ../../lightkurve-docs directory on your system. The notebook-based tutorials will not be recompiled by default because they take some time to build. To recompile the notebooks, type:
Finally, if you have write permission to lightkurve’s GitHub repository, you can upload the documentation using: