This guide describes how to install ecCodes with Python bindings in a conda environment (Note: Python here means Python 3; Python 2 is deprecated).
If you do not already have a conda environment installed on your system, the simplest is to download a miniconda installer for your platform
To install ecCodes, you should download the miniconda installer for a 64-bit operating system with Python 3
Once miniconda is installed, activate it and then install ecCodes using conda:
% conda install -c conda-forge eccodes
This will install the ecCodes library and and command line tools for you.
If the conda install command fails and your connection to the Internet is via a proxy then you may need to set the
https_proxyenvironment variables appropriately.
The final step is to install the ecCodes Python bindings using pip. Still in your conda environment:
% pip3 install eccodes
Your ecCodes installation is now ready to use !
Update of an existing conda installation ecCodes
To update the version of ecCodes installed in your conda environment, first update the ecCodes installation using:
% conda update -c conda-forge eccodes
and then the Python bindings with:
% pip3 install --upgrade eccodes