Mac Installer Script

Installation steps

  1. Setup Github Account

  2. Download and Install Git

  3. Download and Install Anaconda3

  4. Download and Run installer

  5. Setup Environment

  6. Setup Plugins

  7. Setup Preferences

Setup Github Account

  1. Go to and create an account

  2. Setup a Personal Access Token
    1. Sign in to your account

    2. Go to your Settings

    3. Go to “Developer settings”

    4. Go to “Personal access tokens”

    5. Generate new token, make sure “repo” is selected in “Select scopes”

    6. Copy the token for use when Setup Preferences

Download and Install Git

Download and Install Anaconda3

Download and Run installer

use or equivalent

$ wget


$ curl -O

run the script from the terminal

$ cd /path/to/
$ python

Setup Environment

Launch Pychron and select your Pychron environment directory, typically /Users/<username>/Pychron or /Users/<username>/Pychron3

Setup Plugins

The following plugins are the minimum requirements for data reduction. Additional plugins may be necessary or desired for enhanced functionality. Enabled/Disable Plugins by manually editing the initialization.xml file or MenuBar/Help/Edit Initialization

  • DVC

  • GitHub

  • Pipeline

  • ArArConstants

Setup Preferences

Launch Pychron and go to Pychron/Preferences

  1. Go to Preferences/GitHub and enter in the Personal access token generated in Setup Github Account

  2. Go to Preferences/DVC and setup a database connection