This part of the documentation covers the installation of Requests. The first step to using any software package is getting it properly installed.
Distribute & Pip¶
Installing Requests is simple with pip, just run this in your terminal:
$ pip install requests
or, with easy_install:
$ easy_install requests
But, you really shouldn’t do that.
Get the Code¶
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 -OL https://github.com/kennethreitz/requests/tarball/master
Or, download the zipball:
$ curl -OL 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