Installing Mito

Instructions for getting Mito installed on your local computer in a local JupyterLab instance.

Before installing Mito

  1. Check that you have Python 3.6 or above. To check your version of Python, open a new terminal, and type python3 --version. You can install the correct version of Python here. After installing Python, restart your terminal.

  2. Review Mito's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By using Mito, you're agreeing to both.

If you have any trouble getting the above installed, or want help installing Mito, sign up for a demo! We'd love to help get you started!

By installing Mito, you are agreeing to Mito's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Installing Mito on your computer

To avoid conflicts with other packages you have installed, we recommend installing Mito inside of a virtual environment.

  • If you want to install Mito in a conda virtual enviornment, click here.

  • If you want to install Mito in a venv virtual environment, click here.

  • If you want to install Mito in a base Python environment, continue directly below.

To install Mito, first open a new terminal or command prompt. Then, download the Mito installer:

pip install mitoinstaller

Then, run the installer. This command may take a few moments to run:

python -m mitoinstaller install

Finally, launch JupyterLab:

python -m jupyter lab

If you are running these commands from JupyterLab itself, make sure to restart your Notebook Kernel, and refresh your browser page.

If installation fails, try running the command with higher admin privilidges. For Windows, this means running the command prompt as an admin, and for Mac/Linux means using the sudo command.

Once Mito is installed, you're ready to create your first Mitosheet.

Installing Mito in a Conda virtual environment

First, create a new conda environment:

conda create -n mitoenv python=3.8

Then, activate your new environment:

conda activate mitoenv

Then, download the Mito package:

pip install mitoinstaller

Then, run the installer. This command may take a few moments to run:

python -m mitoinstaller install

Finally, launch JupyterLab:

jupyter lab

Once you've installed Mito, you're ready to create your first Mitosheet.

Installing Mito in a venv virtual environment

First, create a new conda environment:

python3 -m venv mitoenv

Then, activate this new environment:

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mitoenv\Scripts\activate.bat
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source mitoenv/bin/activate

Then, once the environment is activated, download the Mito package:

pip install mitoinstaller

Then, run the installer. This command may take a few moments to run:

python -m mitoinstaller install

Finally, launch JupyterLab:

jupyter lab

Once you've installed Mito, you're ready to create your first Mitosheet.

Want help? Book a call with our support team.

If you have any issues installing Mito, or you're looking to install Mito on JupyterHub or Kuberenetes, get in touch. We'd love to help.

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