This is a Python package, so you’ll need to have Python installed to use it. If you’re using linux, you probably already have Python. If you’re on Windows, you can download a Python installer from Anaconda , Active State , or even WinPython .

Once you have Python, you can install this package by opening a terminal window and typing the command:

$ easy_install kicost


$ pip install kicost

Note that if you install KiCost using pip on a Windows system running Python 2.7, using the default option that web scrapes with parallel processes may cause MANY errors. You can avoid this problem by:

  • using easy_install to install KiCost, or
  • use the -s KiCost option to serialize the web scraping.

On Linux, to install KiCost on python3, use:

$ pip3 install kicost