Downloading and installing INGRID


To run INGRID on your machine, anaconda3 and setuptools must be installed and up to date. anaconda3 installers can be found here.


You can create a new conda environment with the command conda create --name myenv (replace myenv with the environment name).

Once the Anaconda package manager is installed, setuptools can be added to the conda environment by running:

conda install -c anaconda setuptools

To update setuptools run:

pip install setuptools --upgrade

Obtaining the code

Clone the INGRID repo with the command:

git clone username@ IngridDir

where IngridDir is the name of the destination clone directory.

Installing INGRID


Users not on MacOS Mojave may skip this warning. Read on otherwise. MacOS Mojave has issues with certain backend libraries used in INGRID. These issues have been documented by Apple. As a workaround, a specific Conda evironment has been created and must be installed by Mojave users. Navigate into the cloned repo locate the file conda_env.yml. Create the mentioned Conda environment by running conda env create -f conda_env.yml. Activate the new Conda environment by running conda activate ingrid. When active, the terminal prompt should begin with (ingrid). The ingrid Conda environment must be active for the next section.

The user will install INGRID with the file provided in the cloned repo. Installation begins by running:

python install --user


Within the cloned repo are a variety of directories containing source-code, drivers, example/template files for controlling INGRID (will be discussed later), and data that the provided example-files/demos use.

We will be utilizing the directory example_files in our tutorials, and we encourage you to utilize the items in directory template_files for your own INGRID usage.