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Attempting to running Python Scripts from Github

8 - Asteroid

Just for context, im a complete beginner in git. Im trying to run a simple python script (.py) file from git using the Alteryx Python tool. However, Im an error message is returned which im not able to solve. Below are more details of my issue. Any help will be appreciated, thank you!


For testing, the python script ( is made out of a single line: print("hello git") 


Within the Alteryx Python tool (running as administrator), i have the code:


from ayx import Alteryx


(with reference to


When i run the workflow, the following error is returned:


Collecting git+
  Cloning to c:\users\XXX admin\appdata\local\temp\pip-req-build-tl_wd8tj
    ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1:
     command: 'c:\program files\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\designerbasetools_venv\python.exe' -c 'import sys, setuptools, tokenize; sys.argv[0] = '"'"'C:\\Users\\XXX Admin\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\pip-req-build-tl_wd8tj\\'"'"'; __file__='"'"'C:\\Users\\XXX Admin\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\pip-req-build-tl_wd8tj\\'"'"';f=getattr(tokenize, '"'"'open'"'"', open)(__file__);'"'"'\r\n'"'"', '"'"'\n'"'"');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, '"'"'exec'"'"'))' egg_info --egg-base 'C:\Users\XXX Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-pip-egg-info-70s8utd2'
         cwd: C:\Users\XXX Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-req-build-tl_wd8tj\
    Complete output (5 lines):
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
      File "c:\program files\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\designerbasetools_venv\lib\", line 392, in open
        buffer = _builtin_open(filename, 'rb')
    FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'C:\\Users\\XXX Admin\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\pip-req-build-tl_wd8tj\\'
ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1: python egg_info Check the logs for full command output.
CalledProcessError                        Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-2-cc645952831d> in <module>
      3 from ayx import Alteryx
----> 4 Alteryx.installPackages(package="git+")

c:\program files\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\designerbasetools_venv\lib\site-packages\ayx\ in installPackage(package, install_type, debug, **kwargs)
    131     This function will install a package or list of packages into the virtual environment used by the Python tool. If using an admin installation of Alteryx, you must run Alteryx as administrator in order to use this function and install packages.
    132     """
--> 133     __installPackages__(package, install_type=install_type, debug=debug, **kwargs)

c:\program files\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\designerbasetools_venv\lib\site-packages\ayx\ in installPackages(package, install_type, debug)
    200     print(pip_install_result["msg"])
    201     if not pip_install_result["success"]:
--> 202         raise pip_install_result["err"]

c:\program files\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\designerbasetools_venv\lib\site-packages\ayx\ in runSubprocess(args_list, debug)
    119     try:
--> 120         result = subprocess.check_output(args_list, stderr=subprocess.STDOUT)
    121         if debug:
    122             print("[Subprocess success!]")

c:\program files\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\designerbasetools_venv\lib\ in check_output(timeout, *popenargs, **kwargs)
    409         kwargs['input'] = '' if kwargs.get('universal_newlines', False) else b''
--> 411     return run(*popenargs, stdout=PIPE, timeout=timeout, check=True,    412                **kwargs).stdout

c:\program files\alteryx\bin\miniconda3\envs\designerbasetools_venv\lib\ in run(input, capture_output, timeout, check, *popenargs, **kwargs)
    510         retcode = process.poll()
    511         if check and retcode:
--> 512             raise CalledProcessError(retcode, process.args,    513                                      output=stdout, stderr=stderr)
    514     return CompletedProcess(process.args, retcode, stdout, stderr)

CalledProcessError: Command '['c:\\program files\\alteryx\\bin\\miniconda3\\envs\\designerbasetools_venv\\python.exe', '-I', '-m', 'pip', 'install', 'git+']' returned non-zero exit status 1.

You can try to use command line to clone the Alteryx Test Folder/Package into the following location:

C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\Miniconda3\envs\DesignerBaseTools_vEnv\Lib\site-packages

Once you have done that, you should be able to import the needed package by using import AlteryxTest

5 - Atom


To run Python scripts from Github, you need to clone or download the repository containing the script. Once you have the script on your local machine, you can run it using the command line or terminal by using the command "python [script name].py". You may need to install any required dependencies or libraries before running the script.

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