CARTO + Python

CARTO + Python

Installation

Both CARTO’s Python packages, pydeck-carto and carto-auth are available for installation from pip and conda. It is recommended to always use a virtual environment to prevent collisions with other libraries installed on the system.

Pydeck-carto is a wrapper of pydeck to use the CartoLayer to visualize data from one of your active data warehouse connections setup on the CARTO platform. Therefore, pydeck is a requirement that it will also have to be installed and it will be installed automatically as a dependency when installing pydeck-carto.

The carto-auth package provides two types of authentication methods with your CARTO account. Pydeck-carto installs the carto-auth package automatically, but you can also install it independently of pydeck-carto, in case you are not interested in creating visualizations.

Via pip

In order to install the packages via pip, you can follow the next Python code:

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#install both packages
pip install pydeck-carto
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#install only carto-auth
pip install carto-auth

Via conda

In order to install the packages via conda, you can follow the next Python code:

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#install both packages
conda install -c conda-forge pydeck-carto
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#install only carto-auth
conda install -c conda-forge carto-auth

Using it on Jupyter notebooks

In order to use our pydeck-carto package in a Jupyter notebook (or Jupyter lab), it requires that the pydeck package is also properly enabled.

Please follow the latest instructions to enable pydeck for Jupyter here

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jupyter nbextension install --sys-prefix --symlink --overwrite --py pydeck
jupyter nbextension enable --sys-prefix --py pydeck

To enable pydeck for JupyterLab (on Mac/Unix-like systems):

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jupyter labextension install @jupyter-widgets/jupyterlab-manager
DECKGL_SEMVER=`python -c "import pydeck; print(pydeck.frontend_semver.DECKGL_SEMVER)"`
jupyter labextension install @deck.gl/jupyter-widget@$DECKGL_SEMVER