Quick install guide

Before you can use the Aeternity SDK, you’ll need to get it installed. This guide will guide you to a minimal installation that’ll work while you walk through the introduction. For more installation options check the installation guide.

Install Python

Get the latest version of Python at https://www.python.org/downloads/ or with your operating system’s package manager.

You can verify that Python is installed by typing python from your shell; you should see something like:

Python 3.7.y
[GCC 4.x] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.


The mimimum required python version is 3.7

Install the SDK

The Aeternity Python SDK package name is aepp-sdk and it is available via the pypi.org repository.

To install or upgrade run the command

pip install -U aepp-sdk


To verify that the Aeternity SDK can be seen by Python, type python from your shell. Then at the Python prompt, try to import aeternity:

>>> import aeternity
>>> print(aeternity._version())

To verify that the CLI is available in your PATH run the command

$ aecli --version
aecli, version snapshot

That’s it!

That’s it – you can now move onto the tutorial.