Let’s start interacting with the python library by firstly installing it & its prerequisites.

From the adventurous Python 3.8.5 all the way up to Python 3.10.4, has got your back! 🚀

While can join you on your Python 3.11 journey, a few manual tweaks may be required. But worry not, brave explorers, we've got all the juicy details for you below! 📚✨ ⚠️ Make sure that you have autoconf, pkg-config and build-essential or their equivalents installed on your host.

Installing is a Python library on pypi as ocean-lib. So after you have completed the prerequisites step, let's create a new console for library installation:

# Create your working directory
mkdir my_project
cd my_project

# Initialize virtual environment and activate it. Install artifacts.
# Make sure your Python version inside the venv is >=3.8.
# Anaconda is not fully supported for now, please use venv
python3 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate

# Avoid errors for the step that follows
pip install wheel

# Install Ocean library.
pip install ocean-lib

Potential issues & workarounds

Issue: M1 * coincurve or cryptography

  • If you have an Apple M1 processor, coincurve and cryptography installation may fail due missing packages, which come pre-packaged in other operating systems.

  • Workaround: ensure you have autoconf, automake and libtool installed as it is mentioned in the prerequisites, e.g. using Homebrew or MacPorts.

Issue: MacOS “Unsupported Architecture”

  • If you run MacOS, you may encounter an “Unsupported Architecture” issue.

  • Workaround: install including ARCHFLAGS: ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" pip install ocean-lib. Details.

why we 🥰 treats each Ocean smart contract as a Python class, and each deployed smart contract as a Python object. We love this feature, because it means Python programmers can treat Solidity code as Python code! 🤯

Helpful resources

Oh, buoy! 🌊🐙 When it comes to installation, has you covered with a special README called "". It's like a trusty guide that helps you navigate all the nitty-gritty details. So, let's dive in and ride the waves of installation together! 🏄‍♂️🌊

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