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Download Practicus AI app

Download our forever free app and start using Practicus AI right away!

Practicus AI v22.9 is  is currently being rolled out on Windows App Store, which takes around 24 hours. Please use the above installer in the mean time.

You can download from our GitHub repo too!

Activate Cloud (optional)

Some of our advanced features require cloud workers. 
You can activate in 2-5 minutes and use the forever free cloud tier!

Please check our step-by-step guide if you need assistance.

Takes ~3 minutes. This is a one-time task for all users.

If you do not have an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud account, please click here to create one for free.

After AWS account creation, you will also need a separate admin user for security reasons.

Please check our step-by-step guide for help on AWS account creation.

Takes ~2 minutes. This is a one-time task for all users.

Please click here to enable (subscribe to) our offering on AWS marketplace. This step will also unlock the forever free cloud tier for 2 vCPUs and 1 GB RAM (t3.micro). When you prefer to use larger cloud capacity, AWS simply bills you for the hours that the cloud node is running. 

If you plan on using advanced Nvidia GPUs, please click here to enable GPUs as well. 

Have an enterprise license? Please click here (and here for GPUs) to enable bring-your-own-license (BYOL) offerings. 

Once your subscription is active, you do not need to continue on the AWS marketplace to configure. You can safely close the page since the below step will take care of configuration.

Takes ~10 seconds. 

Please open the Practicus AI app, go to settings page and enter your AWS access key information. Confirm the verification is completed on the same page, and you are ready to go! 

Python Developer?

You can also use pip as an alternative installation method. 
Please check the pip and quick start details below..

You can pip install practicus (Windows/macOS: Python 3.7 – 3.10, Linux: 3.8 – 3.10) and then run practicus from the terminal. Or run, python -c “import practicus; practicus.run()”  (python3 for macOS or Linux).

Installing using pip will give you the exact same end-to-end GUI application experience. Similarly, if you download the packaged app you can still code freely when you want to. So, please select any method of installation as you prefer. 

As for any Python application, we strongly recommend you to use a virtual environment such as venv or conda. Please check the recommended QuickStart scripts on this page to create a virtual env, install Practicus AI and run with peace of mind and in one go.

For server environments or API only usage, you can pip install practicuscore to install the core library by itself without the GUI elements. (Linux: Python 3.6 – 3.10, Windows/macOS: Python 3.7 – 3.10) 

This is a small library with fewer requirements and no version enforcement for any of its dependencies. It’s designed to run in existing virtual environments without overriding the version requirements of other libraries. Please check the documentation for more details. 

:: install 
python -m venv %UserProfile%\practicus\venv
%UserProfile%\practicus\venv\Scripts\python -m pip install --upgrade practicus

:: run
%UserProfile%\practicus\venv\Scripts\activate
practicus
# install
python3 -m venv ~/practicus/venv 
~/practicus/venv/bin/python -m pip install --upgrade practicus

# run source ~/practicus/venv/bin/activate practicus

Instead of running Practicus AI from the command prompt (terminal) you can create shortcuts and run with double click. The below tips assume you installed using the QuickStart tips above.

Windows: Navigate to %UserProfile%\practicus\venv\Scripts\ folder and locate practicus.exe, which is essentially a starter for practicus Python library. You can right click and select pin to start. You can also create a shortcut to this .exe and change its name to Practicus AI and its icon by downloading our icon practicus.ico

macOS: You can download Practicus AI Starter app which is a tiny (100KB) app that starts the Python virtual env in ~/practicus/venv , and then starts Practicus AI GUI from practicus Python library. To keep the app in dock please drag & drop the .app file on the dock itself. Right clicking and choosing “keep in dock” will not create a shortcut.

 

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