Python >= 3.6.0

Short version

pip install nabo

Long version

To use Nabo you need the Python programming language, version 3.6 or upwards, installed.

Step 1:

First, check whether you already have Python installed. To do so you need to open a terminal window (aka command prompt).

  • On Linux: Pressing key combination Ctrl+Alt+T together works on most Linux distributions.
  • On Windows: Press Win+R keys on your keyboard. Then, type cmd and press Enter.
  • On MacOS: Press CMD+Space to open spotlight search, and type terminal and hit RETURN.

Step 2:

Okay, once you have got a terminal window open, type python --version and press ENTER:

Now you may see one of the following three kinds of output:

  • If your output shows you have Python 3.6.1 or a more recent version. In this case, you are good to go and you can skip Step 3.
  • If you have an earlier version than 3.6, for example 3.5 or 2.7, then see step 3.
  • If you see an error containing words not found or not recognized then most likely you do not have a Python version installed on your system. Move to step 3.

Step 3:

To install the latest version of Python, we suggest using Miniconda. Download appropriate version based on your operating system from here: (version Python 3.6 or above).

If you are confused about 64-bit or 32-bit see this nice post. Once you have downloaded Miniconda please follow their instructions here to install it. Once installed, please confirm that you now have a Python version equal to or greater than 3.6.0 by typing python --version in your terminal.

Step 4:

Now, in your terminal, type this to install the latest version of Nabo: pip install nabo