Is there a way to install ALL Python packages?

Todd toddrjen at
Tue Jul 21 17:30:06 CEST 2015

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 2:10 PM, tjohnson <tandrewjohnson at>

> 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.)

The latter being, literally, a "Hello world" project and nothing else.
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