Installation

This tutorial will walk you through the process of building MeshPy. To follow, you really only need three basic things:

  • A UNIX-like machine with web access.
  • A C++ compiler, preferably a Version 4.x gcc.
  • A working Python installation, Version 2.4 or newer.

Step 1: Download and unpack MeshPy

Download MeshPy and unpack it:

$ tar xfz MeshPy-VERSION.tar.gz

If you’re downloading from git, say:

$ git clone --recursive http://git.tiker.net/trees/meshpy.git

If your version of git doesn’t support –recursive, then say:

$ git clone http://git.tiker.net/trees/meshpy.git
$ cd meshpy
$ git submodule init
$ git submodule update

The setup script will remind you about this if you forget.

Step 2: Build MeshPy

Just type:

$ cd MeshPy-VERSION # if you're not there already
$ ./configure
$ python setup.py install

Once that works, congratulations! You’ve successfully built MeshPy.

Step 3: Test MeshPy

Just type:

$ cd test
$ py.test