4. Choosing a text editor¶
Phenopype’s high throughout workflow currently requires a text editor to be installed that does not lock the file (read about file locking here).
Your OS needs to know how to handle .yaml files. Make sure that the default app to open these files is set. Otherwise, phenopype will be unable to open YAML configuration files (this is a common error source).
For Windows, Notepad works. However, I highly recommend Notepad++, which supports syntax highlighting and has many other useful features: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/. Check this SO post to deactivate refresh-popups: https://superuser.com/a/34553/970488
Another popular editor is Atom. Atom works across all platforms: https://flight-manual.atom.io/getting-started/sections/installing-atom/