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A Distributed Actor Programming Framework

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XActor is a framework for doing distributed computing in Python, using the actor model of programming.

XActor’s documentation is hosted at https://xactor.readthedocs.io/en/latest

Compiling latest documentation

To compile the latest version of the documentation from source, please check docs/source/index.rst.

XActor depends on mpi4py which requires a MPI implementation and compiler tools be installed on the system.

Installing MPICH and mpi4py inside a conda environment

To create a new virtual environment with conda, have Anaconda/Miniconda setup on your system. Installation instructions for Anaconda can be found here. After installation of Anaconda/Miniconda execute the following commands:

$ conda create -n xactor -c conda-forge python=3 mpich mpi4py

The above command creates a new conda environment called xactor with python, mpich and mpi4py installed.

The following commands assume you are inside the above conda environment.

Building the documentation from source

To build and view the documentation as HTML, execute the following commands:

$ git clone https://github.com/NSSAC/xactor.git
$ cd xactor
$ pip install -e .
$ pip install -r docs/requirements.txt
$ make -C docs
$ <BROWSER-COMMAND> docs/build/html/index.html

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