Installing Python Packages08 Apr 2013
You know Python’s great. It gets the job done in less amount of time but the rich community and packages available for Python makes the Python even better.
You can download the zip file and install using default python setup install but finding the right package can be hassle most of time hence I would like to give a walkthrough on some of the package management tools for Python.
1. Install Setup Tools
For Windows System,
Install the exe for the SetupTools which can be download from
or for Debian System use,
sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-dev
Within the setuptools, you can use EasyInstall which lets you automatically download, build, install and manage Python Packages.
2. Install Pip
Pip is a another tool for installing and managing Python packages. It’s better than EasyInstall
sudo easy_install pip
Not you can use pip to install various packages
sudo pip install <package name>