Herschel Extragalactic Legacy Project python module
This Python module aims at facilitating the work with HELP data. It also contains tools that are useful while building the project database.
While we are developing HELP, it's better to install the package in development mode. Provided you installed Anaconda or miniconda here are the commands to run (from within the cloned GitHub repository):
$ conda create -n herschelhelp python=3 $ source activate herschelhelp $ conda install astropy click sqlalchemy scipy $ pip install -r requirements.txt $ python setup.py develop $ python database_builder/__init__.py
You will need to activate this new environment with
source activate herschelhelp when you want to use this module or its command.
This module provides a
herschelhelp command line for an easy access to some
tools. This command has (will have) several sub-commands to perform various
tasks. Running the command alone will show the list of available (sub)commands.
herschelhelp <COMMAND> --help will display the help on the given
Note for macOS users: to be able to use the command line, the locale of the system must be set to an UTF-8 one, see this page.
Running inside a Jupyter notebook
If one need to use this code inside a Jupyter notebook, one should install the notebook stuff:
$ conda install notebook
and add the environment Python to the list of kernels for Jupyter:
$ python -m ipykernel install --user --name helpext --display-name "Python (herschelhelp_python)"
The notebooks must be set to use this kernel.
Note: maybe it's not mandatory to install the full notebook and only the ipykernel is required if Jupyter is already installed on the system.