How to pip install Python projects from source

Posted on: February 15th, 2020 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

In this post I talk about how to pip install Python projects from source.

Let’s say you have a project that you can normally install via pip using a command like pip install someproject, but you want to make some customization to the project.

Here’s how to go about it.

  • First, clone the project from Github.
  • Make any modifications to the project source code as desired.
  • Then change to the project’s root directory.
  • Run the following command to install the project
pip install -e . 
  • If you have the project’s library already installed and you upgrade that version to the latest from your source code using command
pip install -e . -U


That’s all for now. Happy software development.

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