Building and running the examples

Building and running the examples

Python is an interpreted language, so no explicit compilation step is required to run the examples. For Windows platforms, you can simply type the following in the Gurobi Python example directory (<installdir>/examples/python):

For Linux or Mac OS platforms, type:

If you are a Python user and wish to use Gurobi from within your own Python environment, we recommend that you use the Anaconda Python distribution. Anaconda includes a number of very useful packages, and the Gurobi Anaconda package simplifies the installation process.

You can also install the gurobipy module directly into other Python environments. The steps for doing this depend on your platform. On Windows, you can double-click on the pysetup program in the Gurobi <installdir>/bin directory. This program will prompt you for the location of your Python installation; it handles all of the details of the installation. On Linux or Mac OS, you will need to open a terminal window, change your current directory to the Gurobi <installdir> (the directory that contains the file, and issue the following command:

  python install
Unless you are using your own private Python installation, you will need to run this command as super-user. Once gurobipy is successfully installed, you can type python (more generally, you can type from gurobipy import * in your Python environment).