Getting Started


First, if you haven’t already, install neon. Then grab aeon’s dependencies:


sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev clang libopencv-dev libsox-dev

OSX (Assuming you followed neon‘s Homebrew based install):

brew tap homebrew/science
brew install opencv
brew install sox

Note: Fedora and CentOS 7 are unsupported platforms for aeon, but we’ve found the following instructions to be useful.


sudo dnf install opencv-devel clang libcurl-devel sox-devel

For CentOS 7, the version of Clang available in the EPEL repository is too old to understand the GCC flags that the Python extension build system imposes, so we build the latest version of Clang from source (after first installing it’s high and low level build systems):

yum -y install libcurl-devel gcc gcc-c++ make pkgconfig opencv-devel git \
    python-virtualenv libyaml-devel epel-release hdf5-devel python-pip \
sudo -i
# Build CMake
curl -O
tar xf cmake-3.6.1.tar.gz
rm cmake-3.6.1.tar.gz
cd cmake-3.6.1
./bootstrap && make -j && make install

# Build Ninja
git clone git:// && cd ninja
./ --bootstrap && cp ninja /usr/local/bin

# Build LLVM + Clang
cd $BUILDROOT && rm -rf /ninja
curl -O
tar xf llvm-3.9.0.src.tar.xz && rm llvm-3.9.0.src.tar.xz
cd llvm-3.9.0.src/tools
curl -O
tar xf cfe-3.9.0.src.tar.xz && rm cfe-3.9.0.src.tar.xz
mkdir $BUILDROOT/llvmbuild
cd $BUILDROOT/llvmbuild
cmake -G "Ninja" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release /llvm-3.9.0.src
ninja && ninja install

Then install aeon under your neon virtualenv:

git clone
cd aeon
python install

If your neon is installed system wide, you can instead install aeon system wide as well using sudo python install.

Now continue on to the User Guide to get started using aeon. Or to the Developer’s Guide to developing custom loaders/transformers.