Installing from Source

Installing from source is a great skill to have. There are easier ways, which we’ll be getting to later on in the article. However, there are some packages that you have to install from source. For example, to use easy_install, you will need to first install setuptools. To do that, you will want to download the tar or zip file from the Python Package Index and extract it somewhere on your system. Then look for the file. Open up a terminal session and change directories to the folder that contains the setup file. Then run the following command:

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