1.1. Installation

1.1.1. Requirements

radical.saga has the following requirements:

  • Python 3.6 or newer

1.1.2. Installation via PyPi

radical.saga is available for download via PyPI and may be installed using pip. This automatically downloads and installs all dependencies required by radical.saga if they can’t be found on your system:

pip install radical.saga

1.1.3. Using Virtualenv

If you don’t want to (or can’t) install RADICAL-SAGA into your system’s Python environment, there’s a simple (and often preferred) way to create an alternative Python environment (e.g., in your home directory):

virtualenv --no-site-package $HOME/sagaenv/
. $HOME/sagaenv/bin/activate
pip install radical.saga

What if my system Doesn’t come With virtualenv, pip?

There’s a simple workaround for that using the ‘instant’ version of virtualenv. It also installs pip:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pypa/virtualenv/1.9.1/virtualenv.py
python virtualenv.py $HOME/sagaenv/ --no-site-packages
. $HOME/sagaenv/bin/activate
pip install radical.saga

1.1.4. Using Conda

Similar to Virtualenv, another method you can employ to create a Python environment is by using conda, the package manager associated with Anaconda. Before moving further, make sure you have Anaconda already installed. For more info about that, check out this link

conda create --name env_name python=3.7
conda activate env_name
pip install radical.saga

1.1.5. Installing the Latest Development Version


Please keep in mind that the latest development version of RADICAL-SAGA can be highly unstable or even completely broken. It’s not recommended to use it in a production environment.

You can install the latest development version of RADICAL-SAGA directly from our Git repository using pip:

pip install -e git://github.com/radical-cybertools/radical.saga.git@devel#egg=radical.saga