Installing BIBCAT


Create a Python Virtual Environment

The recommended way to use BIBCAT is to first create a Python Virtual Environment to install BIBCAT and all of it's module dependencies.

  1. Create a new Python virtual environment

    $ python3 -m venv /path/bibcat-env

  2. Activate bibcat-env virtual environment

    $ source /path/bibcat-env/bin/activate
    (bibcat-env) $

Using PIP

With the bibcat-env active, you'll can install BIBCAT from PyPI, the Python Package Index, with the following:

(bibcat-env) $ pip install bibcat

From Source code

  1. Use git to clone a copy of the BIBCAT from Github and then go into the directory.

    $ git clone
    $ cd bibcat

  2. OPTION 1 (recommended) - Install BIBCAT with PIP using the -e flag to allow editing of BIBCAT code in your installed Python (system or virtual environment):

    (bibcat-env) $ pip install -e .

  3. OPTION 2 - Install BIBCAT using

    $ python3 install

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