Cauldron Installation
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.
System Requirements
The following system requirements must be met for Cauldron to work:
Python 3
Cauldron and uses the latest and greatest Python 3 has to offer and works with the following Python 3 versions:
  • 3.5.3+
  • 3.6.3+
  • 3.7 (coming soon)
Python 2 is nearing its end of life and lacks the necessary functionality to be supported.
64 Bit OS
The desktop application is available for OSX, Windows and multiple Linux distributions, but they must be the 64 bit versions.
Python Package
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:
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$ conda install -c sernst cauldron
or from Python's official package index (PyPI) using pip:
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$ 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:
Desktop Application
OSX/MacOS Installation
version
3.221.531
Requires macOS 10.11+ El Capitan or later
  1. Download the DMG installer file
  2. Open the DMG file
  3. Drag the Cauldron application to the Applications folder
  4. Start the Cauldron application to complete the installation process
Installation Options:
file_download
Standard Installer
Recommended for most users
archive
Portable (ZIP)
For those without administrator privileges or are having difficulty with the standard installer. Simply unzip and run the Cauldron application file found inside the unzipped folder.
Windows Installation
version
3.221.520
Requires Windows 8.1 or later
  1. Download the EXE setup file
  2. 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.
  3. Double-click on the EXE setup file to run the automatic installer.
  4. Cauldron will open automatically once installation is complete
Installation Options:
file_download
Standard Installer
Recommended for most users
archive
Portable (ZIP)
For those without administrator privileges or are having difficulty with the standard installer. Simply unzip and run the Cauldron application file found inside the unzipped folder.
Linux (*.deb) Installation
version
3.221.532
Requires a recent Ubuntu, Mint, Debian or other distribution that uses the Debian Package Manager
  1. Download the DEB installer file
  2. Double-click on the DEB installer to open the graphical package management installer
  3. Install the application
You can also install the file from a terminal using the commands:
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$ sudo dpkg -i /path/to/cauldron-installer.deb $ sudo apt-get install -f .
Installation Options:
file_download
Standard Installer
Recommended for most users
archive
Portable (ZIP)
For those without administrator privileges or are having difficulty with the standard installer. Simply unzip and run the Cauldron application file found inside the unzipped folder.
Linux (*.rpm) Installation
version
3.221.543
Requires a recent RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE or other distribution that uses the RPM Package Manager
  1. Download the RPM installer file
  2. Double-click on the RPM installer to open the graphical package management installer
  3. Install the application
You can also install the file from a terminal using the command:
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$ sudo rpm -ivh /path/to/cauldron-installer.rpm
Installation Options:
file_download
Standard Installer
Recommended for most users
archive
Portable (ZIP)
For those without administrator privileges or are having difficulty with the standard installer. Simply unzip and run the Cauldron application file found inside the unzipped folder.