Install Packages

List Packages

  • list outdated packages: pip list -o

  • list packages in requirements.txt format: pip list --format freeze

Other Commands

  • delete package cache: pip cache purge

Install and update Packages from a File

For pip you can create so called requirements files. These files just list one package per line. Packages from this file can be installes with pip install -r <requirements.txt> and updatet with pip install -r <requirements.txt> -U. The update only makes sence when you do not specify a version number with the package.

Since pip does not support an “update all” mechanism this is a good way to install and update the needed packages.

To add a package from GIT just add git+<https_git_clone_link> instead of the normal package name.