There are two steps to installing Cauldron. First you need to install the
Python package using either pip or conda. After that you need to download
and install the desktop application for your particular operating system.
The following system requirements must be met for Cauldron to work:
Cauldron takes advantage of the latest and greatest features of
Python and so requires Python 3.5 or newer. Unfortunately, it cannot
work with Python 2.
64 Bit OS
The desktop application is available for OSX, Windows and multiple
Linux distributions, but they must be the 64 bit versions.
Cauldron is distributed as a pure-python wheel, meaning that it
can be easily installed and used on any system that supports Python 3. It
is, therefore, possible to use the Cauldron Python and its built-in command
line interface (CLI) on a wide range of operating systems.
The package can be installed either using conda for Anaconda users:
$ conda install -c sernst cauldron
or from Python's official package index (PyPI) using pip:
$ pip install cauldron-notebook
More detailed installation information for the package along with the
source code and command line interface documentation are available at
the Cauldron GitHub project page:
Allow the EXE setup file to run by right clicking on it and
clicking on "properties" at the bottom of the context menu.
In the properties dialog, there may be a check box near the
bottom of the dialog for unblocking the application. You need
to check this box and then click OK in the dialog or Windows
will prevent the Cauldron installer from running.
Double-click on the EXE setup file to run the automatic
Cauldron will open automatically once installation is complete