This part of the documentation covers the installation of Tablib. The first step to using any software package is getting it properly installed. Please read this section carefully, or you may miss out on some nice speed enhancements.

Installing Tablib

Distribute & Pip

Of course, the recommended way to install Tablib is with pip:

$ pip install tablib

Download the Source

You can also install tablib from source. The latest release (0.11.3) is available from GitHub.

  • tarball
  • zipball

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 install

To download the full source history from Git, see Source Control.

Speed Extensions

New in version 0.8.5.

Tablib is partially dependent on the pyyaml, simplejson, and xlwt modules. To reduce installation issues, fully integrated versions of all required libraries are included in Tablib.

However, if performance is important to you (and it should be), you can install pyyaml with C extensions from PyPi.

$ pip install PyYAML

If you’re using Python 2.5, you should also install the simplejson module (pip will do this for you). If you’re using Python 2.6+, the built-in json module is already optimized and in use.

$ pip install simplejson

Staying Updated

The latest version of Tablib will always be available here:

  • PyPi:
  • GitHub:

When a new version is available, upgrading is simple:

$ pip install tablib --upgrade

Now, go get a Quick Start.