OpenPIV consists in a Python and Cython modules for scripting and executing the analysis of a set of PIV image pairs. In addition, a Qt graphical user interface is in development, to ease the use for those users who don't have python skills.
The OpenPIV python version is still in beta state. This means that it is buggy, untested and the API may change. However testing and contributing is very welcome, especially if you can contribute with new algorithms and features.
Development is currently done on a Linux/Mac OSX environment, but as soon as possible Windows will be tested. If you have access to one of these platforms please test the code.
You can use Conda http://conda.io:
conda install -c conda-forge openpiv
We are listed on PyPI: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/OpenPIV, so you could just try:
pip install openpiv
Note that if dependicies of Numpy, Scipy and Cython are not present, on Ubuntu Linux, install those as:
sudo apt-get install cython python-numpy python-scipy pip2.7 install OpenPIV
To build from source
Download the package from the Github: https://github.com/OpenPIV/openpiv-python/archive/master.zip or clone using git
git clone https://github.com/OpenPIV/openpiv-python.git
Using distutils create a local (in the same directory) compilation of the Cython files:
python setup.py build_ext --inplace
Or for the global installation, use:
python setup.py install
Latest developments go into @alexlib repository https://github.com/alexlib/openpiv-python
The OpenPIV documentation is available on the project web page at http://openpiv.readthedocs.org