[IPython-dev] Easy Installation

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 21:03:19 EDT 2012

On 11 June 2012 01:55, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> And it also means they can use `!pip install
> --user` to add local packages stored in their user area and that is
> persisted too.

At the risk of taking this off topic, is it worth having a magic
command to do this?

I think it's a significant shortcoming of Python that the normal way
of installing a package requires a separate shell, outside the
interpreter. In R, the default way to install a package is the
install.package function, so new users don't need to bother with using
a system command line as well.


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