Install Scala and SBT

Install Scala and Simple Build Tool (SBT) as customary for your Linux distribution.

  • Debian: install instructions for Scala (Debian has old version packaged), and SBT
  • ArchLinux: sudo pacman -S sbt scala

Set up a barebone SBT project

Create an empty project (arbitrarily called project1) with the correct dependency (Wisp). Wisp is Scala Plotting.

The file build.sbt specifies settings for SBT. Create a new project directory (here, ~/project1). Then create ~/project1/build.sbt:

lazy val root = (project in file(".")).
    name := "project1",
    version := "1.0",
    scalaVersion := "2.11.7",
    libraryDependencies += "com.quantifind" %% "wisp" % "0.0.1"

Start up a Scala REPL (interactive console) and be patient while SBT downloads libraries for Scala and Wisp. SBT will eventually drop you into a Scala REPL with the classpath containing all dependencies:

$ cd ~/project1
$ sbt console
scala> import com.quantifind.charts.Highcharts._

But it does not seem to work. Jetty serves up a 404 page. The folder served from is empty (does not contain the index-* file). But we can download Wisp sources and start SBL for that project.