Quick Install Guide#

There are multiple ways to installing LinkML.

Local installation: Use the Python package#

If you are developing locally you can install LinkML as a python package in your local environment.

Install Python#

Get the latest version of Python at https://www.python.org/downloads/ or with your operating system’s package manager.

You can verify that Python is installed by typing python from your shell; you should see something like:

Python 3.9.5 (v3.9.5:0a7dcbdb13, May  3 2021, 13:17:02) 
[Clang 6.0 (clang-600.0.57)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Install LinkML#

The latest version can always be installed with:

pip install linkml

Alternative: Use the official Docker/OCI image#

You can also use the official Docker/OCI image for LinkML:

To start a shell from the image:

docker run -v ./:/work -w /work/ --rm -ti docker.io/linkml/linkml

Then try some commands:

linkml-ws --help
gen-project --help

Installation for contributors#

note for core developers and contributors: consult the developers guide for using this codebase from GitHub