Getting Started with SimPEG#
Prerequisite: Installing Python#
We highly recommend installing python using Anaconda. It installs python, Jupyter and other core python libraries for scientific computing.
As of version 0.11.0, we will no longer ensure compatibility with Python 2.7. Please use the latest version of Python 3 with SimPEG. For more information on the transition of the Python ecosystem to Python 3, please see the Python 3 Statement.
You can install SimPEG using the conda package manager that comes with the Anaconda distribution:
conda install SimPEG --channel conda-forge
SimPEG is on pypi! First, make sure your version of pip is up-to-date
pip install --upgrade pip
Then you can install SimPEG
pip install SimPEG
To update SimPEG, you can run
pip install --upgrade SimPEG
Installing from Source#
First (you need git):
git clone https://github.com/simpeg/simpeg
Second (from the root of the SimPEG repository):
python setup.py install
If you are interested in contributing to SimPEG, please check out the page on Contributing
If you have been successful at downloading and installing SimPEG, you should be able to download and run any of the examples and tutorials.
If not, you can reach out to other people developing and using SimPEG on the google forum or on slack.
An enormous amount of information (including tutorials and examples) can be found on the official websites of the packages
Python for scientific computing#
Python for Scientists Links to commonly used packages, Matlab to Python comparison
Python Wiki Lists packages and resources for scientific computing in Python
Numpy and Matlab#
Lessons in Python#
There are numerous ways to edit and test Python (see PythonWiki for an overview) and in our group at least the following options are being used: