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pipwin installs compiled python binaries on windows provided by Christoph Gohlke

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pipwin is a complementary tool for pip on Windows. pipwin installs unofficial python package binaries for windows provided by Christoph Gohlke here

Version 0.2.X changes the structure of cache file. Make sure to run `pipwin refresh` if updated.


>> pip install pipwin
>> pipwin search cv

Did you mean any of these ?

  * cvxopt
  * opencv-python
  * abcview
  * cvxpy

>> pipwin install opencv-python

>> pipwin install numpy>=1.11


  • On first run, pipwin builds a cache of available package list in ~/.pipwin

  • You can force a cache rebuild using : pipwin refresh

  • List all available packages : pipwin list

  • Search packages : pipwin search <partial_name/name>

  • Install packages : pipwin install <package>

    Also works version specifiers, e.g. pipwin install <package>==<version> or pipwin install <package><=<version>

  • Download only (to ~/pipwin or <dest> if provided) : pipwin download -d <dest> <package>

  • Install from pipwin requirements file : pipwin install -r requirements.txt

  • Download only from pipwin requirements file : pipwin download -r requirements.txt

  • Uninstall packages (Can directly use pip for this) : pipwin uninstall <package>

Free software: BSD license



  • More robust whitespace handling in requirement parsing.


  • Using PySmartDL to handle download and install of packages.
  • Removed progress bar and streaming downloader blocks now handled by PySmartDL.


  • Using postman client type to overcome use of robobrowser to create package

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