To install FONSim, follow these four steps:
- Step 0: Installing Python 3
FONSim is a Python library and therefore requires a Python interpreter. See www.python.org for the appropriate download and installation instructions for your operating system.
On many Linux desktops Python 3 comes preinstalled and this step can be safely skipped.
To test whether a Python interpreter has been installed, open a terminal window and run
python3. If both return an error messages, there is no Python interpreter installed.
- Step 1: Install PIP
TheF ONSim library will be installed using PIP. To install PIP, see https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/installation/. To test whether PIP is installed, open a Python shell (for example, by starting a command line and running
python) and run
- Step 2: Installing FONSim using PIP
Installing FONSim is most easily done using PIP. This method installs from PyPI, the Python Package Index. In terminal, run
pip install fonsim.
For installing FONSim from source, please see the development documentation.
- Step 3: Testing the installation
Open a Python shell and run, in the Python shell,
import fonsim. If an error is returned, there is an issue with the installation.