LabOne Q requires Python 3.7 or higher. We recommend to use Anaconda. To ease the maintenance of multiple installations and software packages, it is recommended to use Python environments through e.g.
|It is recommended to use Python 3.9+, as Python 3.7 and 3.8 support is deprecated and will be removed in the future LabOne Q releases.|
LabOne Q also requires an installation of the Zurich Instruments LabOne Software. LabOne and LabOne Q follow a frequent release cycle with updates and new features. LabOne Q always supports the current LabOne release. Changes to this are mentioned in the release notes.
The following command will make the latest officially released LabOne Q version available in your current Python environment. Use
python3 with your corresponding python version.
pip install --upgrade laboneq
To run LabOne Q on real hardware, an access token is required during an initial, managed beta phase. Please visit https://www.zhinst.com/ch/en/install-labone-q-today to get the access token.
Setup for Development
A development setup is only needed if you need deeper insights into the software or when you want to contribute to the development. The LabOne Q repository is found here: https://github.com/zhinst/laboneq
git clone email@example.com:zhinst/laboneq.git <YOUR_DIR> cd <YOUR_DIR>
Use your favorite shell to configure a virtual Python environment. With
conda you can create and activate your virtual environment.
conda create -n laboneq anaconda conda activate laboneq
Then make the Python package available as editable installations in-place (from repository root directory).
pip3 install -r requirements-dev.txt pip3 install -e .
With this approach, Python code can be edited and executed in the source directories with your favorite IDE.