Windows Setup#

All contributor installation steps can be completed without administration access. To achieve this choose “Install for my user only” when prompted.


You’re good to go.

More Advanced Options#

Opinionated Recommendations#

More details#

Install contributor system dependencies#


Download and install Python 3 for Windows, preferably from the official distribution.


At present, although PyMedPhys works with Python 3.10, not all of its dependencies do. For now, we recommend installing Python 3.7, 3.8 or 3.9.


Download and install VSCode. Make sure to tick the “Open with Code” boxes:


Git and pandoc#

Use the following links to install git and pandoc.

If you don’t have admin access make sure to install within your user account. When installing git it will ask you what default text editor to use. If you don’t know what vim is make sure to change the default setting from vim to VSCode (that was just installed).

Install poetry#

To install Poetry run the following within a command prompt:

curl -sSL | python

What this does is detailed in the Install Poetry docs. You will need to close and reopen your command prompt after installing Poetry.

Install the development version of PyMedPhys and pre-commit#

To download a copy of the PyMedPhys repository onto your machine run:

git clone

Then change into the newly created directory by running:

cd pymedphys

Then install PyMedPhys and set up pre-commit by running:

poetry install -E all
poetry run pre-commit install

Install a Jupyter Lab kernel for the development install#

poetry run python -m ipykernel install --user --name pymedphys