standard_names has no dependencies other than Python itself. It runs on Python 2.7 and 3.x.

You can install it with conda from the csdms channel on Anaconda Cloud,

$ conda install standard_names -c csdms

After installing, you can check to see that everything installed correctly by starting Python and trying to import standard_names.

>>> import standard_names as csn
>>> csn.__version__
>>> csn.check()

Getting the code

You can also get the source code from GitHub. You can either clone it with git:

$ git clone

or download a snapshot of the latest code with either

$ curl -OL

(for a .tar.gz file) or

$ curl -OL

(for a .zip file).

Now that you have the source code, install it in your Python distribution with:

$ python install