Customize your sidekit via environment variables

SIDEKIT might use LIBSVM, Theno or MPI depending on how and what you intend to do. Here is how to enable/disable the import of the dedicated module to allow running SIDEKIT without thoes libraries.

The SIDEKIT environment variable

When importing SIDEKIT, it will check the value of an enironment variable called SIDEKIT. By default, this variable is set to:


  • LIBSVM will be imported to if the proper library has been compiled for this specific machine

  • MPI parallel computation will be disable

How to disable LIBSVM?

Set your environment variable to SIDEKIT="libsvm=false"

How to enable MPI parallel computing?

Set your environment variable to SIDEKIT="mpi=true"