Template:Chicago Python Workshop/Setup/Windows project dependencies

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Twitter[edit]

Download and extract the Twitter project dependencies[edit]

  1. Click and save these four dependencies to your Desktop\python directory:
  2. The ".zip" extension on the above files indicates that they are compressed Zip archives. We need to "extract" their contents. To do this, click on "Start", then "Computer", navigate to your Desktop directory, and finally to the python directory. For each of the 4 zip files, click on the file and click the "Extract all files" button to extract the contents. This will create a directory for each file, containing the source code for the dependency.

    NOTE: if the last package fails to install, but complains about needing setuptools, you should download and install this file: Just save this file to your computer then double click on it to run the installer. For full instructions and links to versions for other versions of Python, go to this link http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools/#windows

Install the Twitter project dependencies[edit]

Each of these 4 dependencies has an installer script that we'll need to run at a command prompt to install the software. It is important that the dependencies are installed in the order listed above. For each project, start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop directory where the source code lives. For example, if the httplib2-0.6.0 project was extracted to C:\Users\jesstess\Desktop\httplib2-0.6.0,

cd C:\Users\jesstess\Desktop\python\httplib2-0.6.0

will change you into that directory, and

dir

will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "setup.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:

python setup.py install

and hit enter to install httplib2.

Navigate to the 3 other dependency directories (in the order you downloaded them: simplejson-2.1.6, python-twitter, python-oauth2) and run

python setup.py install

in all of them to install those dependencies as well.

Download the Twitter project[edit]

We've written some skeleton code for the Twitter project already. Download this code so you're ready to start working with it tomorrow:

  1. Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory:
  2. Find Twitter.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it to "unzip" it. That will create a folder called Twitter containing several files.

Test the Twitter code[edit]

Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop\Twitter directory where the Twitter code lives. For example, if the Twitter project is at C:\Users\jesstess\Desktop\python\Twitter (or C:\Documents and Settings\jesstess\Desktop\python\Twitter for Win XP or earlier),

for Win Vista or Win 7

cd C:\Users\jesstess\Desktop\python\Twitter

or for Win XP users or earlier:

cd C:\Documents and Settings\jesstess\Desktop\python\Twitter

will change you into that directory, and

dir

will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "twitter_api.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:

python twitter_api.py --search=python

at the command prompt to execute the twitter_api.py Python script. You should the text from 20 tweets containing the word "Python" printed to the screen. If you don't, let a staff member know.

Success![edit]

You've completed setup for the Twitter project.

State Capitals[edit]

We'll look at an example Python script that quizzes you on state capitals during the lecture on Saturday.

  1. Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory:

Success![edit]

You are done installing dependencies for the Saturday projects.