Using a local package

I downloaded a package from github, so I have all the source codes.

To run an example code, I have to install the package first using pkg as suggested by the author. However, that failed.

Is it possible to run the code using the local files?

The first line of the example code is

using SpinMonteCarlo

I have copied the example code to the same directory as the file SpinMonteCarlo.jl. But I still got the error:

ERROR: LoadError: ArgumentError: Package SpinMonteCarlo not found in current path.  
- Run `import Pkg; Pkg.add("SpinMonteCarlo")` to install the SpinMonteCarlo package.

How to fix the problem?


Did you try:

mkdir Spin
cd Spin
julia --project="."

and then in Julia

add SpinMonteCarlo

Does this work? I get one warning, but no error.
Quit Julia, restart it with

julia --project

and try again

using SpinMonteCarlo

Does this work? If not, what is the error message?

julia> using Pkg

julia> Pkg.develop("SpinMonteCarlo")
     Cloning git-repo ``
   Resolving package versions...
ERROR: Unsatisfiable requirements detected for package Rimu [c53c40cc]:
 Rimu [c53c40cc] log:
 ├─possible versions are: 0.6.1-0.11.1 or uninstalled
 ├─restricted to versions * by an explicit requirement, leaving only versions: 0.6.1-0.11.1
 └─restricted by compatibility requirements with SpecialFunctions [276daf66] to versions: uninstalled — no versions left
   └─SpecialFunctions [276daf66] log:
     ├─possible versions are: 0.7.0-2.3.1 or uninstalled
     └─restricted to versions 0 by SpinMonteCarlo [71c4a2d3], leaving only versions: 0.7.0-0.10.3
       └─SpinMonteCarlo [71c4a2d3] log:
         ├─possible versions are: 1.0.0 or uninstalled
         └─SpinMonteCarlo [71c4a2d3] is fixed to version 1.0.0
  [1] propagate_constraints!(graph::Pkg.Resolve.Graph, sources::Set{Int64}; log_events::Bool)
    @ Pkg.Resolve C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Resolve\graphtype.jl:1072
  [2] propagate_constraints! (repeats 2 times)
    @ Pkg.Resolve C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Resolve\graphtype.jl:1008 [inlined]
  [3] simplify_graph!(graph::Pkg.Resolve.Graph, sources::Set{Int64}; clean_graph::Bool)
    @ Pkg.Resolve C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Resolve\graphtype.jl:1533
  [4] simplify_graph! (repeats 2 times)
    @ Pkg.Resolve C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Resolve\graphtype.jl:1532 [inlined]
  [5] resolve_versions!(env::Pkg.Types.EnvCache, registries::Vector{Pkg.Registry.RegistryInstance}, pkgs::Vector{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec}, julia_version::VersionNumber, installed_only::Bool)
    @ Pkg.Operations C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Operations.jl:407
  [6] targeted_resolve(env::Pkg.Types.EnvCache, registries::Vector{Pkg.Registry.RegistryInstance}, pkgs::Vector{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec}, preserve::Pkg.Types.PreserveLevel, julia_version::VersionNumber)
    @ Pkg.Operations C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Operations.jl:1360
  [7] tiered_resolve(env::Pkg.Types.EnvCache, registries::Vector{Pkg.Registry.RegistryInstance}, pkgs::Vector{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec}, julia_version::VersionNumber, try_all_installed::Bool)
    @ Pkg.Operations C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Operations.jl:1349
  [8] _resolve(io::Base.TTY, env::Pkg.Types.EnvCache, registries::Vector{Pkg.Registry.RegistryInstance}, pkgs::Vector{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec}, preserve::Pkg.Types.PreserveLevel, julia_version::VersionNumber)       
    @ Pkg.Operations C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Operations.jl:1370
  [9] develop(ctx::Pkg.Types.Context, pkgs::Vector{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec}, new_git::Set{Base.UUID}; preserve::Pkg.Types.PreserveLevel, platform::Base.BinaryPlatforms.Platform)
    @ Pkg.Operations C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Operations.jl:1410
 [10] develop
    @ Pkg.Operations C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Operations.jl:1402 [inlined]
 [11] develop(ctx::Pkg.Types.Context, pkgs::Vector{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec}; shared::Bool, preserve::Pkg.Types.PreserveLevel, platform::Base.BinaryPlatforms.Platform, kwargs::@Kwargs{io::Base.TTY})
    @ Pkg.API C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\API.jl:225
 [12] develop(pkgs::Vector{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec}; io::Base.TTY, kwargs::@Kwargs{})
    @ Pkg.API C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\API.jl:159
 [13] develop(pkgs::Vector{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec})
    @ Pkg.API C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\API.jl:148
 [14] develop
    @ Pkg.API C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\API.jl:147 [inlined]
 [15] develop(pkg::String)
    @ Pkg.API C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\API.jl:146
 [16] top-level scope
    @ REPL[2]:1

Since you were asking how to install a package that you already cloned from Github, the relevant parameter for Pkg.develop would have been path. I would strongly recommend that you start to read documentation and do some basic investigation before asking here.

I do not believe you are installing into a clean environment. In a clean environment, the SpinMonteCarlo package installs without problems. Did you try the instructions in Using a local package - #3 by ufechner7?

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Now I can add the package, but I still cannot use it.

julia> using SpinMonteCarlo
    Updating registry at `C:\Users\jmzhang\.julia\registries\General.toml`
   Installed Adapt ────────── v4.0.3
   Installed LsqFit ───────── v0.15.0
   Installed FillArrays ───── v0.12.8
   Installed ArrayInterface ─ v7.8.1
   Installed Distributions ── v0.25.45
    Updating `C:\Users\jmzhang\Downloads\SpinMonteCarlo.jl-master\Project.toml`
  [864edb3b] + DataStructures v0.18.18
⌃ [31c24e10] + Distributions v0.25.45
  [2fda8390] + LsqFit v0.15.0
  [1914dd2f] + MacroTools v0.5.13
⌅ [276daf66] + SpecialFunctions v0.10.3
  [10745b16] ~ Statistics ⇒ v1.10.0
    Updating `C:\Users\jmzhang\Downloads\SpinMonteCarlo.jl-master\Manifest.toml`
  [79e6a3ab] + Adapt v4.0.3
  [4fba245c] + ArrayInterface v7.8.1
  [d360d2e6] + ChainRulesCore v1.23.0
  [bbf7d656] + CommonSubexpressions v0.3.0
  [34da2185] + Compat v4.14.0
  [187b0558] + ConstructionBase v1.5.4
  [9a962f9c] + DataAPI v1.16.0
  [864edb3b] + DataStructures v0.18.18
  [b429d917] + DensityInterface v0.4.0
  [163ba53b] + DiffResults v1.1.0
⌃ [b552c78f] + DiffRules v1.14.0
⌃ [31c24e10] + Distributions v0.25.45
  [ffbed154] + DocStringExtensions v0.9.3
⌅ [1a297f60] + FillArrays v0.12.8
  [6a86dc24] + FiniteDiff v2.22.0
  [f6369f11] + ForwardDiff v0.10.36
  [3587e190] + InverseFunctions v0.1.12
⌅ [92d709cd] + IrrationalConstants v0.1.1
  [692b3bcd] + JLLWrappers v1.5.0
  [2ab3a3ac] + LogExpFunctions v0.3.27
  [2fda8390] + LsqFit v0.15.0
  [1914dd2f] + MacroTools v0.5.13
  [e1d29d7a] + Missings v1.1.0
  [d41bc354] + NLSolversBase v7.8.3
  [77ba4419] + NaNMath v1.0.2
  [bac558e1] + OrderedCollections v1.6.3
  [90014a1f] + PDMats v0.11.31
  [21216c6a] + Preferences v1.4.3
  [1fd47b50] + QuadGK v2.9.4
  [189a3867] + Reexport v1.2.2
  [ae029012] + Requires v1.3.0
  [79098fc4] + Rmath v0.7.1
  [efcf1570] + Setfield v1.1.1
  [a2af1166] + SortingAlgorithms v1.2.1
⌅ [276daf66] + SpecialFunctions v0.10.3
  [1e83bf80] + StaticArraysCore v1.4.2
  [82ae8749] + StatsAPI v1.7.0
⌅ [2913bbd2] + StatsBase v0.33.21
⌅ [4c63d2b9] + StatsFuns v0.9.18
  [efe28fd5] + OpenSpecFun_jll v0.5.5+0
  [f50d1b31] + Rmath_jll v0.4.0+0
  [0dad84c5] + ArgTools v1.1.1
  [56f22d72] + Artifacts
  [2a0f44e3] + Base64
  [ade2ca70] + Dates
  [8ba89e20] + Distributed
  [f43a241f] + Downloads v1.6.0
  [7b1f6079] + FileWatching
  [9fa8497b] + Future
  [b77e0a4c] + InteractiveUtils
  [b27032c2] + LibCURL v0.6.4
  [76f85450] + LibGit2
  [8f399da3] + Libdl
  [37e2e46d] + LinearAlgebra
  [56ddb016] + Logging
  [d6f4376e] + Markdown
  [ca575930] + NetworkOptions v1.2.0
  [44cfe95a] + Pkg v1.10.0
  [de0858da] + Printf
  [3fa0cd96] + REPL
  [9a3f8284] + Random
  [ea8e919c] + SHA v0.7.0
  [9e88b42a] + Serialization
  [6462fe0b] + Sockets
  [2f01184e] + SparseArrays v1.10.0
  [10745b16] + Statistics v1.10.0
  [4607b0f0] + SuiteSparse
  [fa267f1f] + TOML v1.0.3
  [a4e569a6] + Tar v1.10.0
  [8dfed614] + Test
  [cf7118a7] + UUIDs
  [4ec0a83e] + Unicode
  [e66e0078] + CompilerSupportLibraries_jll v1.0.5+1
  [deac9b47] + LibCURL_jll v8.4.0+0
  [e37daf67] + LibGit2_jll v1.6.4+0
  [29816b5a] + LibSSH2_jll v1.11.0+1
  [c8ffd9c3] + MbedTLS_jll v2.28.2+1
  [14a3606d] + MozillaCACerts_jll v2023.1.10
  [4536629a] + OpenBLAS_jll v0.3.23+2
  [05823500] + OpenLibm_jll v0.8.1+2
  [bea87d4a] + SuiteSparse_jll v7.2.1+1
  [83775a58] + Zlib_jll v1.2.13+1
  [8e850b90] + libblastrampoline_jll v5.8.0+1
  [8e850ede] + nghttp2_jll v1.52.0+1
  [3f19e933] + p7zip_jll v17.4.0+2
        Info Packages marked with ⌃ and ⌅ have new versions available. Those with ⌃ may be upgradable, but those with ⌅ are restricted by compatibility constraints from upgrading. To see why use `status --outdated -m`
Precompiling SpinMonteCarlo
  1 dependency successfully precompiled in 35 seconds. 52 already precompiled.

ERROR: The following 1 direct dependency failed to precompile:

LsqFit [2fda8390-95c7-5789-9bda-21331edee243]

Error: Missing source file for LsqFit [2fda8390-95c7-5789-9bda-21331edee243
  [1] pkgerror(msg::String)
    @ Pkg.Types C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\Types.jl:70
  [2] precompile(ctx::Pkg.Types.Context, pkgs::Vector{…}; internal_call::Bool, strict::Bool, warn_loaded::Bool, already_instantiated::Bool, timing::Bool, _from_loading::Bool, kwargs::@Kwargs{…})
    @ Pkg.API C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\API.jl:1656
  [3] precompile(pkgs::Vector{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec}; io::Base.TTY, kwargs::@Kwargs{_from_loading::Bool})
    @ Pkg.API C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\API.jl:159
  [4] precompile
    @ Pkg.API C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\API.jl:147 [inlined]
  [5] #precompile#114
    @ Pkg.API C:\Users\jmzhang\AppData\Local\Programs\Julia-1.10.0\share\julia\stdlib\v1.10\Pkg\src\API.jl:146 [inlined]
  [6] #invokelatest#2
    @ Base .\essentials.jl:889 [inlined]
  [7] invokelatest
    @ Base .\essentials.jl:884 [inlined]
  [8] _require(pkg::Base.PkgId, env::String)
    @ Base .\loading.jl:1957
  [9] __require_prelocked(uuidkey::Base.PkgId, env::String)
    @ Base .\loading.jl:1806
 [10] #invoke_in_world#3
    @ Base .\essentials.jl:921 [inlined]
 [11] invoke_in_world
    @ Base .\essentials.jl:918 [inlined]
 [12] _require_prelocked(uuidkey::Base.PkgId, env::String)
    @ Base .\loading.jl:1797
 [13] macro expansion
    @ Base .\loading.jl:1784 [inlined]
 [14] macro expansion
    @ Base .\lock.jl:267 [inlined]
 [15] __require(into::Module, mod::Symbol)
    @ Base .\loading.jl:1747
 [16] #invoke_in_world#3
    @ Base .\essentials.jl:921 [inlined]
 [17] invoke_in_world
    @ Base .\essentials.jl:918 [inlined]
 [18] require(into::Module, mod::Symbol)
    @ Base .\loading.jl:1740
Some type information was truncated. Use `show(err)` to see complete types.

anyway, could you run a script in the ‘example’ directory?


$:~/SpinMonteCarlo.jl> julia
(@v1.10) pkg> activate --temp
(jl_xYmywU) pkg> dev .
julia> include("example/simple.jl")

Or if you prefer the more explicit version, from a folder Spin that contains a clone of SpinMonteCarlo.jl:

$:~/Spin> julia --project=.
julia> using Pkg
julia> Pkg.develop(path="SpinMonteCarlo.jl")
julia> include("SpinMonteCarlo.jl/example/simple.jl")