Configure cctbx.xfel from existing Phenix install
Much of the code to run cctbx.xfel is already bundled in the latest phenix installers. The only missing package is DIALS. Here's how to get cctbx.xfel configured from an existing Phenix installation.
Note: this only applies to processing individual stills. Functionality to read XTC streams from LCLS is not included when using this procedure.
Once Phenix is installed and sourced correctly:
cd <path to phenix installation>/modules git clone https://github.com/dials/dials.git cd ../build libtbx.configure xfel make make
All cctbx.xfel modules are now scipy free. The installation method described here should work without any installation of other third-party software.