Follow the steps below to get an OpenDP development environment set up, including the ability to run tests in both Rust and Python.
Download Rust from the Rust website.
Download Python from the Python website.
Clone the repo and change into the
opendp directory that’s created.
git clone https://github.com/opendp/opendp.git cd opendp
Change to the
rust directory before attempting a build, run the tests, and then return to the
cd rust cargo build cargo test cd ..
Add –features=untrusted to the cargo commands to include non-secure floating-point and contrib features like make_base_laplace. If you are on Windows, [check the windows build instructions](https://github.com/opendp/opendp/tree/main/windows).
Change to the
python directory, create a Python virtual environment, activate it, install dependencies, and then install the Python OpenDP library itself.
cd python python3 -m venv venv source venv/bin/activate pip install flake8 pytest mkdir src/opendp/lib pip install -e .
The developer install will not work if you don’t use the -e flag when installing with pip!
python directory, set an environment variable to the location of the OpenDP library you built. Then run the tests.
export OPENDP_LIB_DIR=../rust/target/debug pytest -v
The source for this documentation can be found in the “docs” directory at https://github.com/opendp/opendp
The docs are built using Sphinx and the steps are listed in the README in the “docs” directory.