# Skein¶

skein /skān/ noun

1. A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel.

Skein is a simple library and command line interface (CLI) for deploying applications on Apache YARN. While YARN has many features that make it powerful for developing resilient applications, these features also can make it difficult for developers to use.

Skein is easy to use, providing just as much YARN as your project needs.

## Installation¶

Install with Conda:

conda install -c conda-forge skein


Install with Pip:

pip install skein


Install from source:

Skein is available on github and can always be installed from source. Note that this requires Apache Maven to build.

git clone https://github.com/jcrist/skein.git
cd skein
pip install .