Problems with hail import

I am new to Hail. I am trying to run it on a cluster. I am getting this error message. please help

from hail import *
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 1, in
File “/global/home/hpc3954/software/hail/python/hail/”, line
import hail.expr
File “/global/home/hpc3954/software/hail/python/hail/”, line 3, dule>
from hail.representation import Variant, AltAllele, Genotype, Locus, al, Struct, Call
File “/global/home/hpc3954/software/hail/python/hail/representation/__ipy”, line 1, in
from hail.representation.variant import Variant, Locus, AltAllele
File “/global/home/hpc3954/software/hail/python/hail/representation/vary”, line 2, in
from hail.typecheck import *
File "/global/home/hpc3954/software/hail/python/hail/typecheck/__init__line 1, in
from check import *
File "/global/home/hpc3954/software/hail/python/hail/typecheck/check.pye 1, in
from decorator import decorator, getargspec
ImportError: cannot import name getargspec

What version of Python and the decorator module do you have? Hail supports Python 2.7 and the latest decorator version, I think.

Thank you. I checked that by running python --version command and I get this response
Python 2.7.5
I managed to run jhail but am getting this error message now
[hpc3954@portal tutorials]$ /global/home/hpc3954/software/hail/bin/jhail Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/opt/python/anaconda3/bin/jupyter-notebook”, line 11, in
File “/opt/python/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/site-packages/jupyter_core/”, line 267, in launch_instance
return super(JupyterApp, cls).launch_instance(argv=argv, **kwargs)
File “/opt/python/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/site-packages/traitlets/config/”, line 657, in launch_instance
File “”, line 2, in initialize
File “/opt/python/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/site-packages/traitlets/config/”, line 87, in catch_config_error
return method(app, *args, **kwargs)
File “/opt/python/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/site-packages/notebook/”, line 1296, in initialize
File “/opt/python/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/site-packages/notebook/”, line 1120, in init_webapp
self.http_server.listen(port, self.ip)
File “/opt/python/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/site-packages/tornado/”, line 142, in listen
sockets = bind_sockets(port, address=address)
File “/opt/python/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/site-packages/tornado/”, line 197, in bind_sockets
OSError: [Errno 99] Cannot assign requested address

jhail is a thin wrapper around jupyter notebook. Are you able to successfully run jupyter notebook?

Thanks Dan

You are right. The problem was with running Jupyter Notebook. I have asked my cluster people to fix it.


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