plydata only supports Python 3. It can be can be installed in a couple of ways, depending on purpose.

Official release installation

For a normal user, it is recommended to install the official release.

$ pip install plydata

Development installation

To do any development you have to clone the plydata source repository and install the package in development mode. These commands do all of that:

$ git clone
$ cd plydata
$ pip install -e .

If you only want to use the latest development sources and do not care about having a cloned repository, e.g. if a bug you care about has been fixed but an official release has not come out yet, then use this command:

$ pip install git+