Installation

Although xtensor-python is a header-only library, we provide standardized means to install it, with package managers or with cmake.

Besides the xtendor-python headers, all these methods place the cmake project configuration file in the right location so that third-party projects can use cmake’s find_package to locate xtensor-python headers.

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Using the conda package

A package for xtensor-python is available on the conda package manager.

conda install -c conda-forge xtensor-python
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Using the Debian package

A package for xtensor-python is available on Debian.

sudo apt-get install xtensor-python-dev
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From source with cmake

You can also install xtensor-python from source with cmake. On Unix platforms, from the source directory:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/prefix ..
make install

On Windows platforms, from the source directory:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -G "NMake Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/prefix ..
nmake
nmake install

See the section of the documentation on build-options, for more details on how to cmake options.