Install ODPSlides

The easiest way to install ODPSlides is:

pip install odpslides

    OR on Linux
sudo pip install odpslides
    OR perhaps
pip install --user odpslides

In case of error, see pip Error Messages

Installation From Source

Much less common, but if installing from source, then the best way to install odpslides is still pip.

After navigating to the directory holding ODPSlides source code, do the following:

cd full/path/to/odpslides
pip install -e .

    OR on Linux
sudo pip install -e .
    OR perhaps
pip install --user -e .

This will execute the local setup.py file and insure that the pip-specific commands in setup.py are run.

Running ODPSlides

ODPSlides is run from python scripts, typically from the command line.

If your editor supports script execution, most editors will execute the script when the function key F5 is pressed.

See the Examples page for getting started.

pip Error Messages

If you get an error message that pip is not found, see https://pip.pypa.io/en/latest/installing.html for full description of pip installation.

There might be issues with pip failing on Linux with a message like:

Cannot fetch index base URL https://pypi.python.org/simple/

Certain Python platforms (specifically, versions of Python earlier than 2.7.9) have the InsecurePlatformWarning. If you encounter this warning, it is strongly recommended you upgrade to a newer Python version, or that you use pyOpenSSL.

Also pip may be mis-configured and point to the wrong PyPI repository. You need to fix this global problem with pip just to make python usable on your system.

If you give up on upgrading python or fixing pip, you might also try downloading the odpslides source package (and all dependency source packages) from PyPI and installing from source as shown above at Installation From Source