This documentation is incomplete. Once we have a conda package that is installable we’ll update the documentation to use that route also. However, as there are no external dependencies, pip should work well for all non-Windows users.
The tree sequence toolkit is often installed to provide succinct tree sequence functionality to other software (such as msprime). If installing as a standalone Python module, users are encouraged to install an official release from PyPI using pip:
$ python -m pip install tskit
For technical reasons it is not possible to install a development version directly using the
GitHub URL (i.e.
pip install git+git://... will not work)