Begin by simply downloading the installer:
Double click the file. Alternatively, right click > open with... > Python (python.exe).
Grant the file execution rights and double click it.
Alternatively, run it manually from a console:
An installer is provided for Linux and Windows from version 4.8.3. It downloads SimCav files from GitLab repository (master branch). All the files are saved in a folder called SimCav in the user directory. Uninstall is as easy as deleting this folder. Shortcuts in the desktop and in the start menu are also created.
Ubuntu and similar
SimCav may not appear in the applications menu. Go to '.local/share/applications' and open 'SimCav.desktop with a text editor. Substitute 'python' with 'python3'. Save, close and give the file execution rights.
If a file called 'SimCav.desktop' appears on the desktop, instead of a launcher, simply right-click on it and choose 'allow launching'. You may need to open it with a text editor and substitute 'python' with 'python3'.
Python 3 and pip are both required for the installer to work. This makes SimCav installation truly lightweight (under 10 MB). Other required modules will be installed in the user environment using pip. How to install python.
Current required external modules for installation (automatically installed by the installer):
- matplotlib (>2.2)
- winshell (only for Windows)
Self contained version of SimCav including the Python interpreter. Simply download and unzip at your preferred location. Then run the SimCav file.
Running the source code
The main file is simcav_main.py. Of course the rest of the source files are also needed. You need Python 3.x installed in your computer.