newbie question: On installation of additional packages to Python
steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Jan 24 04:54:48 CET 2008
Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> En Tue, 22 Jan 2008 00:36:34 -0200, Nasser Abbasi <nma at 12000.org> escribió:
>> I am running on windowz. I have downloaded and installed 2.5.1 Python.
>> my question is on installing additional packages.
>> What is the easiest way to do that? I read about python 'eggs' (like jar
>> files for Java), and easyInstall script, and such.
> Once you have setuptools installed, it's as easy as executing:
> easy_install packagename
> The alternative is to find and download the package yourself, unzip in a
> temporary directory, and execute: setup.py install
> For most packages that's all that is required.
>> Is there some automated way to install Python packages? a
>> manual/document I
>> could read that describes step by step how to do that? Browsing the
>> documentation, there does not seem to be something specific there (other
>> than saying download this tar file and install it).
>> I like how one can install additional packages in 'R' . In 'R' one can do
>> all that from the user interface for R by a pull-down menu, then one
>> a mirror site, then one can see all the packages available, then select
>> package to download, and the rest is done automatically. (The package is
>> downloaded, installed, etc...)
> That's mainly what easy_install does, plus dependency checking.
So, the only step you are missing is how to install setuptools. This is
1. In your web browser visit
2. Save the Python. In Internet Explorer use "File | Save As", in
Firefox use "File | Save Page As"
3. Run it from the command line (or possibly by double-clicking
it in an explorer window, never tried that)
You should now be able to run easy_install from the command line and
install packages from the usual suspects.
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