Installing dependencies on Linux without root access

Fortran dependencies

Note that in order to proceed you will need a Fortran compiler such as gfortran or ifort (there is no easy way to install a Fortran compiler without root access).

To install HDF5 and MPICH2, which are required by Hyperion, you can do:

python $HOME/usr

Then, make sure that $HOME/usr/bin is in your $PATH. If you use bash for example, you would do this with:

export PATH=$HOME/usr/bin:$PATH

Next, open a new terminal and ensure that the following commands:

which mpif90
which h5fc

return valid paths inside $HOME/usr/bin:

$ which mpif90
$ which h5fc

If you get command not found then you have probably not set up your $PATH correctly.

The installation script has a number of options (e.g. to set the compilers) that can be seen with:

python --help

If the installation fails, a log will be posted to the Pastebin service. Copy the URL and report it either by email or on the Github Issues.

Python dependencies

Download and install the free Anaconda Python Distribution, which is a scientific linux distribution that contains all the dependencies required by Hyperion. By default, this will be installed to your home directory and will not require root access.

Once you have installed it, you can check that you are indeed using the Python version from Anaconda by typing:

python --version

and you should see something like:

Python 2.7.10 :: Continuum Analytics, Inc


You are now ready to install Hyperion. Proceed to the Hyperion installation instructions!