[Neuroimaging] Technical details managing Python versions and packages.

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 23:10:44 CEST 2015

On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 5:49 PM, JB Poline <jbpoline at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's a very useful page to me -
> A quick possible addition : why / when use the  --user option ? (and get
> packages in .local/... )

I personally don't use --user very often, just because I have got used
to starting a new virtualenv whenever I do something.   For example,
if I am working on dipy I might do:

mkvirtualenv dipy-work
pip install -r requirements.txt

This takes a few seconds on my machine because the relevant wheels are
built and cached.

> I also wonder if examples of trouble shooting or install that raised
> difficulties could be added there in a "use cases" section : by reading how
> some issues where solved I'm sure I could learn a bit more how to debug
> install that go wrong.

How about raising an Issue on that repo when you run into trouble, and
we can try and add something useful on solving the problem?


I'll add something at the bottom of the page.

See you,


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