Can pip be used to install python packages?

Phil Dobbin phildobbin at
Thu Oct 18 17:04:21 PDT 2012

Peng Yu wrote:

> I remember it used to be the case that python packages has to be
> installed by port. But the problem is that python packages from
> macports are not very updated.
> Since there is py27-pip, can I use pip to install python packages so I
> can have the latest packages from

What I do is use pip (or easy_install) but I tend to use virtualenv &
keep everything out of the way of the system Python, etc.

Virtualenv seems to be the recommended way to go nowadays but I'm no
real pythonista so I expect somebody will point you in the right direction.



But masters, remember that I am an ass.
Though it be not written down,
yet forget not that I am an ass.

    Wm. Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing

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