Via Python Packages

The Explauto core is entirely written in Python. So, the install process should be rather straightforward. You can directly install it via easy_install or pip:

pip install explauto


easy_install explauto

The up to date archive can also be directly downloaded here.

Make sure to also install all the dependencies required by the extra environment or models (e.g. pypot environment or imle models) you want to use.

From the source code

You can also install it from the source. You can clone/fork our repo directly on github.

Before you start building Explauto, you need to make sure that the following packages are already installed on your computer:

Other optional packages may be installed depending on extra environment, interest, and sensorimotor models you need:

  • pypot for using dynamixel based robot as enviroment

If you want to build the documentation from the source:

Once it is done, you can build and install explauto with the classical:

cd explauto
python build
python install

As a developer

As Explauto is still in development, a good way to keep with an updated version is to use it in development mode. To do that, after cloning the repository, you can use the following command line:

cd explauto
python develop

This will symlink your cloned repository to your site-packages directory (run the last command as a super user if you are on Linux). When pulling the latest modification from the repo, they will automatically be “installed”.

Testing your install

You can test if the installation went well with:

python -c "import explauto"

If you have any trouble during the installation process, please report the issue directly on the issue tracker of the repository.