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How to install packages using pip from within Wing

asked 2019-10-03 06:34:30 -0500

Varuna gravatar image

updated 2020-06-25 13:56:01 -0500

What is the way to install a package using pip from within Wing? For example, how to install the Bottle Python Web Framework from within Wing?

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answered 2019-10-03 07:30:59 -0500

Other than starting a command from the OS Commands tool there's no way to do that now. Adding a package manager is something we hope to do in the future.

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You have my +1

tinjaw gravatar imagetinjaw ( 2019-11-25 11:03:11 -0500 )edit

A small start on this is available in Wing 7.2+ where you can specify packages to install in the New Project dialog when creating a new virtualenv or Anaconda env with your new project.

Wingware Support gravatar imageWingware Support ( 2020-01-22 19:32:32 -0500 )edit

I tried this with PyQt5, but the package gets installed into the host python and not into the Wing created virtual environment.

It does work, if I start a terminal from within Wing IDE, which is automatically in the correct virtual environment and then install via pip

pip install pyqt5

This is on a fresh install of macOS Mojave with python 3.7.7 installed via python.org installer. WingPro 7.2.2.13 (rev b4c7d93c92a9)

chriswayg gravatar imagechriswayg ( 2020-06-24 11:17:17 -0500 )edit

I think there may be a bug here so that Wing ends up running pip outside of the activated env. We'll look into fixing that soon. Thanks for pointing this out!

Wingware Support gravatar imageWingware Support ( 2020-06-25 13:55:49 -0500 )edit
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answered 2019-10-07 10:12:54 -0500

Max Slimmer gravatar image

You could manage your project in a virtual environment, do the pip install there and set your wing project to use that environment.

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