Python SDK - Installation Guide

Created by Henri Cohen, Modified on Thu, 05 May 2022 at 05:52 PM by Hervé FRANCO

TABLE OF CONTENTS



INSTALLING THE SDK

WINDOWS

Environment variable
Value
PYTHONPATHpath\to\python-sdk\lib


  • Windows 7

From the Desktop, right-click the Computer icon and select Properties. If you don’t have a Computer icon on your desktop, click the Start button, right-click the Computer option in the Start menu, and seect Properties.


Windows 8

From the Desktop, right-click the very bottom left corner of the screen and click System.


  • Click the Advanced System Settings link in the left column.
  • In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab, then click the Environment Variables button near the bottom of that tab.
  • In the Environment Variables window, add a new User variable:

PYTHONPATH

and set it to:

path\to\python-sdk\lib


  • Download and install the "Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistribuable Package (x86)".

(You can skip this step if you already have installed Choregrahe).


MAC


  • NAOqi for Python

         Extract: pynaoqi-python-2.7-naoqi-x.x-mac64.tar.gz

         You can download the latest release from Developer Center website. For further details, see: Downloading & Installing SoftBank Robotics Software.


  • Set the following environment variables:

Environment variable
Value
PYTHONPATH/path/to/python-sdk/lib/python2.7/site-packages
DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH/path/to/python-sdk/lib
QI_SDK_PREFIX/path/to/python-sdk


By doing for example:

$ export PYTHONPATH=${PYTHONPATH}:/path/to/python-sdk/lib/python2.7/site-packages
$ export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=${DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/path/to/python-sdk/lib
$ export QI_SDK_PREFIX=/path/to/python-sdk
  • Optionally, re-enable System Integrity Protection.


LINUX

  • Python

    Make sure to install Python2.7. There are many distributions shipped with Python3 by default, so you should make sure to install the python2 package.

  • NAOqi for Python

    Extract: pynaoqi-python-2.7-naoqi-x.x-linux32.tar.gz

    You can download the latest release from Developer Center website. For further details, see: Downloading & Installing SoftBank Robotics Software.


  • Set the following environment variables:
Environment variableValue
PYTHONPATH/path/to/python-sdk/lib/python2.7/site-packages
QI_SDK_PREFIX/path/to/python-sdk


By doing for example :

$ export PYTHONPATH=${PYTHONPATH}:/path/to/python-sdk/lib/python2.7/site-packages
$ export QI_SDK_PREFIX=/path/to/python-sdk



CHECKING THE INSTALLATION OF THE PYTHON SDK

WINDOWS

Run the default IDE (IDLE) that comes with the python installer.


MAC

  • Make sure to use /usr/local/bin/python
  • Try to run :
import naoqi


LINUX

Simply run :

import naoqi

If you do not get any error message, congratulations ! You are now ready to use the Python SDK.

If you do get an error message, please see : Python SDK - Troubleshooting.



NOTE FOR PREVIOUS 1.10 USERS

Previously, 1.10 users did not have a separate Python SDK and had to set PYTHONPATH to naoqi/sdk/lib.

This method will not work anymore, so please do use the new Python SDK.


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