Weird Behavior installing templateflow


I recently uninstalled templateflow so I could go through the steps of automating it in the future, but this time around, the steps I had to take seemed different. Before, I did pip install templateflow --user and it put everything in my .cache directory. This time though, using the same command, the folder was not in .cache, but instead placed in my .local/lib/python3.6/site-packages. I then had to unzip the /conf/ file to extract the templates. Essentially, is there a way to install templateflow (with the extracted templates) to my $HOME, or do I need to move things there accordingly?


This is definitely not intended. Could you elaborate more? - I don’t fully understand what is happening. Please submit a new issue here:

You should be able to do this:

export TEMPLATEFLOW_HOME=$HOME/.cache/templateflow

and that will make TF search for templates under that directory.