Installing Python 🐍

Most users do not have Python installed by default, so we begin with the installation of Python itself. To check if you already have Python installed, open a Command Prompt (on Windows: Win+r and type cmd). Once the command prompt is open, type python –version and press Enter. If Python is installed, you will see the version of Python printed to the screen. If you do not have Python installed, refer to the installation guides in the Hitchhikers Guide to Python. You must install Python 3. Make sure that you choose an appropriate version for installation!
Once Python is installed, you can install the Coscine Python SDK using pip.
Other useful links on Python:

In the following snippets, depending on your installation and platform, you may have to substitute python with py or python3.

Installing the Coscine Python SDK

Via the Python Package Index

The Coscine Python SDK package is hosted on the Python Package Index (PyPi). You can install and update it and all of its dependencies via the Python Package Manager (pip):

python -m pip install --upgrade coscine

The --upgrade option updates the package if it is already installed on your system.

Via Conda

This module’s pypi version is mirrored in conda forge. You can install it and all of its dependencies via Conda:

conda install -c conda-forge coscine

and likewise for updating it you would do:

conda update -c conda-forge coscine

Via Git

You can install the python module with a local copy of the source code, which you can grab directly from this repository via git:

git clone
cd ./coscine-python-sdk

The master branch should contain the latest stable release version. If you want to make sure, refer to one of the git tags.
Development is done in the dev branch - the most recent and not always 100% stable versions can be found there. It is recommended that you stick to the master branch for installations.