How to install a Python Package from a GitHub Repository
In this article we will learn how to install a pip package from a git repository, PIP supports installing from various version control systems (VCS). This support requires a working executable to be available (for the version control system being used). It is used through URL prefixes:
- Git — git+
- Mercurial — hg+
- Subversion — svn+
- Bazaar — bzr+
Install pip package from a Git repository
How pip install it from a git repository
Initially install, pip will Clone the repository and fetch and check out the desired commit than it will build the package into a wheel it install that wheel and their dependencies (if any).
To install the PIP package run the following command
Syntax: pip install "Package" @ git+"URL of the repository"
pip install pip@git+https://github.com/pypa/pip
Since the PIP package comes with the default installation of Python when we try to install pip from the GIT repository it shows that the Requirement is already satisfied.
Installing specified PIP version
Here, you have to replace the version commit with the git commit of the version you want to install, later in this article, we will see how to install from commits and subdirectories and name the project also.
pip install pip@git+https://github.com/pypa/pip@'version commit'
In the output image, we can clearly see that first the version of pip was 22.2.1 and after installing the specified new commit version it is changed to 23.0
Installing NumPy from GIT Repository
pip install GFG@git+https://github.com/numpy/numpy
Installing the pyClip from the GIT repository
pip install clip@git+https://github.com/spyoungtech/pyclip
You can see that package is installed successfully.
Install Specific Project from a GitHub Repository
For specifying the “project name” use #egg=<pkg_name> and add it at the end.
pip install "Package" @ git+"URL of the repository#egg=<pkg_name>"
For example, installing NumPy.
pip install GFG @ git+https://github.com/numpy/numpy#egg=Numpy
For example, installing an emoji module.
pip install emoji@git+https://github.com/carpedm20/emoji#egg=EMOJI
Install Subdirectory of the GitHub Repository
If the project you want to install is in a subdirectory of the repository not on the root, in that case, add #subdirectory=<path> at the end
pip install "Package" @ git+"URL of the repository#subdirectory=path"
For example, installing the NumPy subdirectory:
pip install GFG @ git+https://github.com/numpy/numpy#subdirectory=numpy
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