All stable versions of Watson are available via pip and can be installed using the following command pip install watson-framework via your CLI of choice.
Watson is maintained at Github, and can be used to get the latest development version of the code if required.
Setting up a virtualenv¶
We recommend creating a standalone environment for each new project you work on to isolate any dependencies that it may need. To do so enter the following commands in your terminal:
>>> pyvenv /where_you_want_to_store_venv >>> source /where_you_want_to_store_venv/bin/activate
Verifying the installation¶
To ensure that Watson has been installed correctly, launch python from your CLI and then enter the following:
>>> import watson >>> print(watson.__version__) >>> # latest watson version will be printed here
Once you’ve got Watson installed, head on over to the Your First Application area to learn how to create your first web application.