Is there a way to install ALL Python packages?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Jul 21 06:40:01 CEST 2015

On 7/20/2015 10:57 PM, ryguy7272 wrote:
> I'd like to install ALL Python packages on my machine.

There is no official list of Python packages to upload all of.

>  Even if it takes up 4-5GB, or more, I'd like to get everything,

There are 10000 packages on Pypi, and perhaps an equal number elsewhere.

 > and then use it when I need it.

Many are just names or junk that you would never use and do not want on 
your machine.  Many are specialized add-ons to another package.  It 
seems that Python is different from R.

pip can load a list of packages.  This is used daily to build machines 
with Python + a specified list.  It would be an interesting project for 
someone to make, publish, and update a 'sumo' list of the most useful 
packages that can all be loaded together.

Terry Jan Reedy

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