Getting Started and Tutorials

Tutorials overview

To get started with VencoPy a set of tutorials are provided for the user to learn about the different classes and how each of them can be customised. The tutorials are iPythonNotebooks to be opened with Jupyter Lab and can be found in the gitlab repository.

  • Tutorial 1: Showcasing

  • Tutorial 2: The DataParser class

  • Tutorial 3: The TripDiaryBuilder class (currently this tutorial is empty, it will be complemented following upcoming developments)

  • Tutorial 4: The GridModeler class

  • Tutorial 5: The FlexEstimator class

Tutorials setup

To start carrying out the tutorials, jupyterlab should be installed in the environment. If you cloned the repository doing ‘pip install vencopy’, the jupyterlab package will automatically be installed in your environment and you thus only need to activate your vencopy environment via the Anaconda Powershell Prompt (‘conda activate <your environment name>’). If you want to run the tutorial in an environment, which already exists, you can first activate your desired environment (‘conda activate <your environment name>’) and then install the jupyterlab package (‘conda install jupyterlab’). You might need to add the ipykernel to the environment to be able to run the jupyter notebooks with the tutorials. To do this type ‘python -m ipykernel install –user –name=<your environment name>’. Now that the requirements are satisfied, you can either open the jupyter notebooks with the tutorials in an IDE that supports notebooks (e.g. VSCode) or open them in browser from the Anaconda Powershell Prompt (‘jupyter lab –notebook-dir=’<your local path to te repository>’ –browser=firefox’). Note: you might need to restart the jupyter notebooks kernel between the tutorials if you carry out multiple ones.