Is there a way to install ALL Python packages?

tjohnson tandrewjohnson at
Tue Jul 21 14:10:40 CEST 2015

On 7/20/2015 10:57 PM, ryguy7272 wrote:
> I'd like to install ALL Python packages on my machine.  Even if it takes up 4-5GB, or more, I'd like to get everything, and then use it when I need it.  Now, I'd like to import packages, like numpy and pandas, but nothing will install.  I figure, if I can just install everything, I can simply use it when I need it, and if I don't need it, then I just won't use it.
> I know R offers this as an option.  I figure Python must allow it too.
> Any idea  how to grab everything?
> Thanks all.
As others have stated, this is not practical with Python. If you were to 
install every single package from PyPI, you'd end up with packages like 
funny 0.1 or Barun_Heehaw, which is described as "A sample junk 
project." (No, I'm not joking.)

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