Regions has the following strict requirements:
Region also optionally depends on other packages for some features:
Matplotlib 3.5 or later
Installing the latest released version¶
To install Regions with pip, run:
pip install regions
If you want to install Regions along with all of its optional dependencies, you can instead do:
pip install "regions[all]"
In most cases, this will install a pre-compiled version (called a
wheel) of Regions, but if you are using a very recent version of Python
or if you are installing Regions on a platform that is not common,
Regions will be installed from a source file. In this case you will
need a C compiler (e.g.,
clang) to be installed for the
installation to succeed (see Building from Source prerequisites).
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
option to install the package into your home directory. You can read
more about how to do this in the pip documentation.
Do not install Regions or other third-party packages using
unless you are fully aware of the risks.
conda install -c conda-forge regions
Building from Source¶
You will need a compiler suite and the development headers for Python and Numpy in order to build Regions from the source distribution. You do not need to install any other specific build dependencies (such as Cython) since these will be automatically installed into a temporary build environment by pip.
On Linux, using the package manager for your distribution will usually be the easiest route.
On MacOS X you will need the XCode command-line tools, which can be installed using:
Follow the onscreen instructions to install the command-line tools required. Note that you do not need to install the full XCode distribution (assuming you are using MacOS X 10.9 or later).
Installing the development version¶
Regions is being developed on GitHub. The latest development version of the Regions source code can be retrieved using git:
git clone https://github.com/astropy/regions.git
Then to build and install Regions (with all of its optional dependencies), run:
cd regions pip install ".[all]"
If you wish to install the package in “editable” mode, instead include the “-e” option:
pip install -e ".[all]"
pip install "git+https://github.com/astropy/regions.git#egg=regions[all]"
Testing an installed Regions¶
The easiest way to test your installed version of Regions is running
correctly is to use the
>>> import regions >>> regions.test()
Note that this may not work if you start Python from within the Regions source distribution directory.
The tests should run and report any failures, which you can report to the Regions issue tracker.