Pre-installation: download the opacity data¶
Before you install pRT, please download the opacity data, at least the low-resolution version (\(\lambda/\Delta\lambda=1000\)), as it provides all relevant input files for pRT to run, and contains the necessary folder structure if you want to install high-resolution opacities later (\(\lambda/\Delta\lambda=10^6\)).
Thus, to get started download the opacity and input data (12.1 GB), unzip them, and put the “input_data” folder somewhere on your computer (it does not matter where).
Next, please add the following environment variable to your “.bash_profile” or “.bashrc” file (depending on your operating system) by typing
echo 'export pRT_input_data_path="absolute/path/of/the/folder/input_data"' >>~/.bash_profile
for Mac OS and
echo 'export pRT_input_data_path="absolute/path/of/the/folder/input_data"' >>~/.bashrc
for Linux. Now you are ready to go and can proceed with the actual installation of pRT.
Don’t forget to adapt the path in the line above! If you are uncertain what the absolute path of the input_data folder is, then switch to that folder in the terminal, type “pwd”, and press Enter. You can then just copy-paste that path. Then close and reopen the terminal such that it will read the environment variable correctly.
If you want to also use high-resolution opacity data please follow these steps here, but note that they can be installed at any point after the pRT installation:
The high resolution (\(\lambda/\Delta\lambda=10^6\)) opacity data (about 240 GB if you want to get all species) can be accessed and downloaded via Dropbox here. To install them, create a folder called “line_by_line” in the “input_data/opacities/lines” folder. Then put the folder of the absorber species you downloaded in there.
Dropbox temporarily bans pRT links sometimes due to bandwidth overuse. If you cannot access our files, please contact us here. We are working on a better solution.
Installation via pip install¶
To install pRT via pip install just type
pip install petitRADTRANS
in a terminal. Note that you must also have downloaded the low-resolution opacities either before or after to actually run pRT, see above.
Compiling pRT from source¶
Download petitRADTRANS from Gitlab, or clone it from GitLab via
git clone email@example.com:mauricemolli/petitRADTRANS.git
In the terminal, enter the petitRADTRANS folder
Type the following in the terminal
python setup.py install, and press Enter.
Testing the installation¶
Open a new terminal window (this will source the
pRT_input_data_path). Then open python and type
from petitRADTRANS import Radtrans atmosphere = Radtrans(line_species = ['CH4'])
This should produce the following output:
Read line opacities of CH4... Done.