This section covers the basics of how to download and install PyCTest.

Supported Environments

PyCTest is tested, built, and distributed for python 2.7 3.5 3.6 on Linux/macOS and python 3.5 3.6 on Windows 10.

Installing from source with Conda

Sometimes an adventurous user may want to get the source code, which is always more up-to-date than the one provided by Conda (with more bugs of course!).

For this you need to get the source from the PyCTest repository on GitHub. Download the source to your local computer using git by opening a terminal and running:

$ git clone

in the folder where you want the source code. This will create a folder called PyCTest which contains a copy of the source code.

Installing dependencies

You will need to install all the dependencies listed in requirements.txt or meta.yaml files. For example, requirements can be installed using Conda by running:

$ conda install --file requirements.txt

After navigating to inside the PyCTest directory, you can install PyCTest by building/compiling the shared libraries and running the install script:

$ python
$ pip install .

Common issues

No issues with the current build system have been reported.

Importing PyCTest

When importing, it is best to import PyCTest before importing numpy. See this thread for details.