This part of the documentation covers the installation of Tablib. The first step to using any software package is getting it properly installed.

Installing Tablib

Distribute & Pip

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

$ pip install tablib[pandas]

Download the Source

You can also install tablib from source. The latest release (0.12.1) is available from GitHub.

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

You can gain some speed improvement by optionally installing the ujson library. Tablib will fallback to the standard json module if it doesn’t find ujson.

Staying Updated

The latest version of Tablib will always be available here:

When a new version is available, upgrading is simple:

$ pip install tablib --upgrade

Now, go get a Quick Start.