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Automatically install missing modules using pip at import time. Best used with virtualenv.

Project Description

Pipimport automatically installs missing modules using pip at import time. It is best used with virtualenv.

Just import pipimport and call install():

>>> import pipimport
>>> pipimport.install()

Now you can normally import modules that are not currently installed. Pipimport will call pip (form your virtualenv) and install it before importing.

>>> import unipath
Will install module unipath
Downloading/unpacking unipath
  Downloading Unipath-1.0.tar.gz
  Running egg_info for package unipath
Installing collected packages: unipath
  Running install for unipath
Successfully installed unipath
Cleaning up...
>>> unipath
<module 'unipath' from '/home/carles/Projectes/piphook/ve/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/unipath/__init__.pyc'>

The modules that can’t be found are remembered so sequential imports don’t try to download them again. This list is saved in the virtualenv directory ( sys.prefix ) or in the working directory (the first with writing permissions) with the name of .pipimport-ignore . The list is loaded in subsequent sessions.

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