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Setup for Linux via pip

Before You Start

There are some points that you should consider before jumping into the installation. Please have a look at them below.

Pip and Python Versions

Due to some of our dependencies having issues with the latest versions of Python 3.9.x, we suggest using Python 3.7.x or 3.8.x versions for now. We are working on Python 3.9.x to be supported soon.

To successfully install MindsDB, use Python 64-bit version. Also, make sure that Python >= 3.7 and pip >= 19.3. You can check the pip and python versions by running the pip --version and python --version commands.

Please note that depending on your environment and installed pip and python packages, you might have to use pip3 instead of pip or python3.x instead of py. For example, pip3 install mindsdb instead of pip install mindsdb.

How to Avoid Dependency Issues

Install MindsDB in a virtual environment using pip to avoid dependency issues.

Or you could try to install MindsDB with Anaconda and run the installation from the Anaconda prompt.

How to Avoid Common Errors

MindsDB requires around 3 GB of free disk space to install all of its dependencies. Make sure to allocate min. 3 GB of disk space to avoid the IOError: [Errno 28] No space left on device while installing MindsDB error.

Before anything, activate your virtual environment where your MindsDB is installed. It is to avoid the No module named mindsdb error.

Using the Python venv Module

  1. Create a new virtual environment called mindsdb:

    python -m venv mindsdb
    

    Now, activate it:

    source mindsdb/bin/activate
    
  2. Install MindsDB:

    pip install mindsdb
    
  3. Verify MindsDB installation:

    pip freeze
    

    You should see a list of installed packages including but not limited to the following:

    ...
    alembic==1.7.7
    aniso8601==9.0.1
    appdirs==1.4.4
    lightgbm==3.3.0
    lightwood==22.4.1.0
    MindsDB==22.4.5.0
    mindsdb-datasources==1.8.2
    mindsdb-sql==0.3.3
    mindsdb-streams==0.0.5
    ...
    

Using Anaconda

Here, you need either Anaconda or Conda installed on your machine.

  1. Open Anaconda prompt and create a new virtual environment:

    conda create -n mindsdb
    

    Now, activate it:

    conda activate mindsdb
    
  2. Install MindsDB:

    pip install mindsdb
    
  3. Verify MindsDB installation:

    conda list
    

    You should see a list of installed packages including but not limited to the following:

    ...
    alembic==1.7.7
    aniso8601==9.0.1
    appdirs==1.4.4
    lightgbm==3.3.0
    lightwood==22.4.1.0
    MindsDB==22.4.5.0
    mindsdb-datasources==1.8.2
    mindsdb-sql==0.3.3
    mindsdb-streams==0.0.5
    ...
    

Further Issues?

You can try to replicate your issue using the Docker setup.

Also, please create an issue with detailed description in the MindsDB GitHub repository so we can help you. Usually, we review issues and respond within a few hours.

What's next?

We recommend you follow one of our tutorials or learn more about the MindsDB Database.