Computer Setup & Installation

Python Prerequisites

In order to use the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT) Toolbox v 3, your computer needs to have ArcGIS version 10.4 or later with the Spatial Analyst Extension as well as the scikit-fuzzy python module. Don’t panic, even if you’ve never used a command line, you can follow these instructions. The video will show you how to install a few dependencies ( NumPy_mkl and scikit-fuzzy) that BRAT uses. The video below provides detailed instructions on installing the scikit-fuzzy python module.

You can download the software menitoned in the video from these links:

  • PipInstall - only if you don’t have it (usually installs with ArcGIS 10.4 or later)
  • NumPy_mkl
    • From the location you downloaded the NumPY_mkl file, run a command prompt and type: c:\Python27\ArcGIS10.4\Scripts\pip install "numpy-1.13.3+mkl-cp27-cp27m-win32.whl" to install NumPY
  • To install the scikit-fuzzy module, navigate in a command prompt to where Pip is located (e.g. c:\Python27\ArcGIS10.4\Scripts\) and at command prompt type: pip install scikit-fuzzy. Note, the beauty of pip (Python Install Package) is that you don’t have to go download these files, you just run ip and it downloads and installs them for you.

Installing BRAT

You can download the latest version of BRAT here. The video below walks you through the install process.

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