how to find out the version of a certain installed package

M.-A. Lemburg mal at
Tue Sep 30 18:30:22 CEST 2008

On 2008-09-30 18:17, Christophe wrote:
> Hi,
> In a projecet I'm making using pycrypto, I need to find out the
> current installed version of pycrypto. After looking around, I found
> out that "pkg_resources.requires("pycrypto") will give me a string
> containing the version number, but is this the only way to do it or
> are there other ways?

Most packages have a .__version__ attribute in their top-level
package dir which you can query.

You do have to import the base package, though, in order to find

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