Installation from PyPI.org

Please follow the steps below to install ElasticBLAST from PyPI.org:

Create a new python virtual environment

[ -d .elb-venv ] && rm -fr .elb-venv
python3 -m venv .elb-venv

Activate the virtual environment

source .elb-venv/bin/activate

Install the latest version of ElasticBLAST

pip install elastic-blast==0.2.7

Test the installation of ElasticBLAST

elastic-blast --version

After running this command, you should get the following output:

elastic-blast 0.2.7

Troubleshooting

If you run into installation problems that mention WARNING: The wheel package is not available, please run the command below and kindly re-try installing elastic-blast:

pip install wheel
pip install elastic-blast==0.2.7

If you run into installation problems on the AWS CloudShell, please run the commands below and kindly re-try the installation process.

deactivate
sudo yum install -y python3-wheel

If you run into installation problems on the GCP CloudShell, please run the commands below and kindly re-try the installation process.

deactivate
sudo apt-get install -y python-wheel
sudo pip3 install --upgrade setuptools
sudo pip3 install --upgrade pip