Package in format Zip


How to proceed with the zip file that is in*/PkgName.jl, as shown in the figure:
I downloaded it from the site and unpacked it
and use the following command and I get the following alert

(v1.0) pkg> add C: \ Users \ hermesr \ Downloads \ ApproxFun.jl
   Updating registry at `C: \ Users \ hermesr \ .julia \ registries \ General`
   Updating git-repo `https: // / JuliaRegistries / General.git`
    Cloning git-repo `C: \ Users \ hermesr \ Downloads \ ApproxFun.jl`
ERROR: Git repository not found at 'C: \ Users \ hermesr \ Downloads \ ApproxFun.jl'

What is the correct way to proceed?


You should just do

(v1.0) pkg> add ApproxFun

Julia will know what to do as it is a registered package. If the package is not registered do

(v1.0) pkg> add

Never you need to download the zip.


I begin to familiarize myself with Julia and everything that has to do with Git:
Please could you explain the second command line


It is documented:


Open julia REPL and type ] add ApproxFun


@HerAdri Have you been able to download the package?
The point @mauro3 makes is that for a package which is registered you can add the package easily using the pkg> add command

For a package which is not registered - perhaps someone has pointed you towards a package which is very new, then you can use the git mechanism to download it directly from a git repository.
This git repository does not need to be on Github itself - for instance you could have local repositories within your company. This would help with your firewall/proxy problems!

You can also give the exact git branch name, or the master branch, to the git add.
HOWEVER - be careful here. Normally you use the default version which is registered.

ALso it is worth discussing the ‘dev’ keyword. If you wish to include the source code and the build scripts into your Juli ainstallation, for the purposes of developing that package - for example just to see the source code on your machine, or to alter it to add functionality or fix a bug then the dev keyword will add the source code into the directory ~/.julia/dev

I hope that was clear.