Quilt has two user-facing components:
- A Python client
- A web catalog
Python 3.7 or higher is required.
$ pip install 'quilt3[pyarrow]'
If you do not need to serialize and deserialize dataframes with Quilt, you can obtain a smaller install, useful in disk-constrained environments like AWS Lambda, with
pip install quilt3.
If you plan to use Quilt Catalog Local Development Mode, add
catalogextra while installing
$ pip install 'quilt3[catalog,pyarrow]'
If you wish to use AWS resources, such as S3 buckets, you will need valid AWS credentials. If this is your first time using the AWS CLI, run the following:
$ pip install awscli
$ aws configure
Install the current Quilt client from
$ pip install git+https://github.com/quiltdata/quilt.git#subdirectory=api/python