Setting up Python


Python 3.6 or higher is required; recommended version for Zivid Python samples is 3.8.

  1. Install Zivid Software.

  2. Install Python for Windows or install Anaconda Python distribution.


    It is not required to install Anaconda. It may however make it slightly easier to install many of the required scientific modules. It also helps manage what modules are used in a specific session. This functionality is similar to virtualenv.

  3. Install Zivid Python package:

    pip install zivid
  4. Check out Zivid Python Samples and start developing.

Recommend IDE

The choice of Python IDE is open and even optional. Our personal choice is Visual Studio Code. For users familiar with MATLAB we recommend Spyder because of its scientific focus (only available for Windows).