Installing a Package

Searching for packages

As explained in "Uploading a Package", packages are managed using registries. There is a one local registry on your machine, and potentially many remote registries elsewhere "in the world". Use list_packages to see the packages available on a registry:

import quilt3 # list local packages
import quilt3 # list remote packages

Installing a package

To make a remote package and all of its data available locally, install it.

The examples in this section use the examples/hurdat demo package:

import quilt3 # install package
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Successfully installed package 'examples/hurdat', tophash=f8d1478 from s3://quilt-example

Note that unless this registry is public, you will need to be logged into a user who has read access to this registry in order to install from it:

# only need to run this once
# ie quilt3.config('https://your-catalog-homepage/')

# follow the instructions to finish login

Data files that you download are written to a folder in your local registry by default. You can specify an alternative destination using dest:

import quilt3  # install package into a specific folder
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Successfully installed package 'examples/hurdat', tophash=f8d1478 from s3://quilt-example

Finally, you can install a specific version of a package by specifying the corresponding top hash:

import quilt3  # install specific version of package
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Copying objects: 100%|██████████| 35.4k/35.4k [00:02<00:00, 14.3kB/s]

Successfully installed package 'examples/hurdat', tophash=058e62c from s3://quilt-example

Browsing a package manifest

An alternative to install is browse. browse downloads a package manifest without also downloading the data in the package.

import quilt3 # load a package manifest from a remote registry
p = quilt3.Package.browse("examples/hurdat", "s3://quilt-example")

# load a package manifest from the default remote registry
p = quilt3.Package.browse("examples/hurdat")
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browse is advantageous when you don't want to download everything in a package at once. For example if you just want to look at a package's metadata.

Importing a package

You can import a local package from within Python:

from import hurdat
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This allows you to manage your data and code dependencies all in one place in your Python scripts or Jupyter notebooks.

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