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I came across this nifty little piece of software: to install Python packages on Windows. However, this only supports till Python 2.7. Is there an equivalent tool for Python 3? Or is Python 3 still in beta?

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This is supposed to be the new setuptools.


Well most python packages come with which make use of distutils commands:

python install

This installs the packages to the python version used to run this command.

Also pip is usefull for installation:

so First you install the distribute.

  • Download the source from the link i provided
  • Unpack
  • Run as shown above, with the python you wish to install it to. If you only have one python. plain python install will do.
  • Then download pip from the link
  • unpack
  • run setup

Now you can install python packages found in pypi, with command :

pip install packagename
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I don't understand how to use it to install Python 3 packages on Windows. Can you help me? – pratnala Mar 6 '13 at 9:41
Added more info – Gjordis Mar 6 '13 at 10:37
I have Python 2 and 3. So I should run from the Python 3 folder correct? – pratnala Mar 6 '13 at 14:39
yes e.g c:\Python33\python.exe install – Gjordis Mar 6 '13 at 14:46
Thank you so much!!!! I wish I could upvote you more than once! A lot of work was saved for me – pratnala Mar 6 '13 at 14:51

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