Syntaxerror: invalid syntax

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Jean Evans CODJIA

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Aug 23, 2021, 10:07:53 PMAug 23
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Hola Rob and all! 

I hope this mail finds you well. I want to run PartitionFinder2 but I'm having this problem. When I drag and drop the PartitionFinder.py and the Inputfolder (containing infile.phy and partition_finder.cfg) in the command line I get this message: Syntaxerror: invalid syntax.

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I'm using PartitionFinder 2.1.1 and Python 2.7.1. By the way, I could not access the link to download this version of python mentioned in the manual. I think it's out of date. So, I downloaded Python 2.7.1 directly from this website Python Release Python 2.7.1 | Python.org

On the other hand, I also downloaded Anaconda3, and I tried to created python2 environment but I'm getting an error message.

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your help will be highly appreciated

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Evans


Rob Lanfear

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Oct 21, 2021, 10:40:53 PMOct 21
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Hi Evans,

This is happening because you are trying to run this from inside Python itself. You need to run it from the commandline in bash. I.e. as soon as you start up your terminal, run the commands from there. Don't start Python first.

Rob
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