This part of the documentation covers the installation of Requests. The first step to using any software package is getting it properly installed.
Installing requests is simple with pip:
$ pip install requests
or, with easy_install:
$ easy_install requests
But, you really shouldn’t do that.
If the Cheeseshop is down, you can also install Requests from Kenneth Reitz’s personal Cheeseshop mirror:
$ pip install -i http://pip.kreitz.co/simple requests
Requests is actively developed on GitHub, where the code is always available.
You can either clone the public repository:
git clone git://github.com/kennethreitz/requests.git
Download the tarball:
$ curl -O https://github.com/kennethreitz/requests/tarball/master
Or, download the zipball:
$ curl -O https://github.com/kennethreitz/requests/zipball/master
Once you have a copy of the source, you can embed it in your Python package, or install it into your site-packages easily:
$ python setup.py install
If you are using the requests.async module for making concurrent requests, you need to install gevent.
To install gevent, you’ll need libevent.
$ brew install libevent
$ apt-get install libevent-dev
Once you have libevent, you can install gevent with pip:
$ pip install gevent