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I’m new to Python so this may sound silly.
I want to use a Python library I’ve found on Github, lets say on
https://github.com/praw-dev/praw, and I want to be able to do
git pull in the future to pull the latest commits.
Question: Should I
git clone <git url> in the project directory and delete everything except the
praw directory, then in my python script do a
gives the error
ImportError: No module named praw
~\myProject\ praw\ myNotebook.ipynb
Actually, if given package is not on PyPI (or you want a specific branch) you can still install it through pip from GitHub with:
pip install git+https://github.com/[repo owner]/[repo]@[branch name]
And for your problem it would be (although @pandita’s answer is correct for normal usage case):
pip install git+https://github.com/praw-dev/praw.git
For more information check this answer.
Experimental Python module finder/loader from github, like in golang.
So, in golang we can import like:
But in python we should install package by our hands:
pip install requests
And import it like:
But with this magic package and power of PEP-0302 we can do it automatically:
from github_com.kennethreitz import requests assert requests.get('https://github.com/nvbn/import_from_github_com').status_code == 200
You should have git, Python 3.2+ and pip:
pip install import_from_github_com
Just clone the files in any dir on your python path and then build the lib typically with
python setup.py install from the command line.
I typically clone a libray form git in my
site_libraries folder ( the folder that holds all of your pip installed packages ). From there you can pull and then build the libraries from git just like any other git repo. Having the files there is nice because all of your libs are in once place on your python path.
You might want to consider using
pip instead of git to install and upgrade the package (that is unless you have a pressing reason to use git).
pip install praw
to update the package you can do
pip install --upgrade praw
Also have a look here for further information on how to use pip.