Setup Slycat Clients¶
Note: If you’re new to Slycat and are here give it a try, please see Install Slycat instead. The following outlines how to setup a host to use the client scripts included with Slycat to upload data to an existing Slycat web server. If you don’t already have a web server, you probably want to start with Setup Slycat Web Server.
Slycat includes a Python package to simplify writing custom clients. Custom clients are often required to handle data ingestion, performing extraction and transformation of your specific data formats into a form usable by Slycat.
You’ll need to install the following with your system package manager:
- python 2.7
Further, you’ll need the following Python modules, installed using either your system package manager or pip:
To use the functionality provided by the Slycat client scripts, you’ll need to obtain a copy of the source code - typically by cloning the slycat repository from git:
$ cd $ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:sandialabs/slycat.git
Once you’ve cloned the repository, you need to tell Python where to find the Slycat package. The easiest way to do this is to add the slycat/packages directory to your PYTHONPATH environment variable:
$ export PYTHONPATH=-/slycat/packages:$PYTHONPATH
Now, you can run scripts that use the Slycat package.