Net 4 MRLW is a bundle of scripts written in Python. These are not of supremious intelligence nor unavoidable difficulties but make the everyday work of social scientists easier.
These scripts are developed as a module of the platform of sociological investigation Marlowe (which codename is MRLW). Mrlw is part of the Prospero Suite. The French acronym Prospero stands for Software for the Pragmatic, Experimental and Reflexive Sociology Program and takes advantage of the fact that the French word for Software and Scientific Program is the same (Programme).
Despite Net4MRLW is developed as a module of the MRLW investigator tool, no Prospero Software is concerned by this Sourceforge webpage. Nor Caliban, neither Marlowe are indeed free Software, they are not intended to be and won't be commented on this webpages. This Sourceforge space is dedicated to Net4MRLW, and more particularly on issue concerning
Net4MRLW is developed as a cross platform script. It is known to work under Linux and Windows.
Just download the Net4MRLW archive from the SourceForge releases page. Uncompress it in the folder of your choice. That's it!
tar zxf /path/to/the/file.tar.gz
For most of the users, a working Python will be needed to interpreted the scripts. Anyway, for some privileged users, installing Python won't be necessary.
For a command line use, you absolutely need python installed on your computer.
apt-get install python(this is not necessary on the big majority of Linux boxes, given the fact that Python is usually already installed).
Those who aim to use this bundle of scripts with the Marlowe Software needn't the Python Language installed on their computer. Instead, they need (of course) a properly installed instance of Marlowe. Thank to its genius programmer, MRLW will interpret the python scripts by itself (!).
Just download the PyGoogle package from the Sourceforge server and uncompress it in the folder where you have extracted the Net4MRLW scripts.
To use this (core) feature, you'll also need a identification number to the Google API. You ll be provided with such a number on the Google API Webpage.
When you have this number, just write it down in a text file (named googlekey.txt) in the same location as your Net4MRLW scripts.
For PDF access and conversion, Net4MRLW use the pdftotext utility included in the xpdf package. Make sure that pdf2text is in your Path.
apt-get install xpdf-utils. Again, under Debian, no further operation is needed. Under a different distribution, you will perhaps have to include the location of pdftotext in your path.
set PATH=%PATH%;c:\your\xpdf\folderin your autoexec.bat file. Don't forget to replace "your", "xpdf" and "folder" by the exact folder of your system where you have chosen to extract the xpdf utilities. having modified and saved autoexec.bat, you will need to reboot your system for the change to be effective.
from net4mrlw import *
Here is an example of use of Net4MRLW as a command line:
The Net4MRLW project is headed by Christophe Lejeune. Feel free to contact him for comments, questions or suggestions. Any contribution welcome...!