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:

$ pip install requests

or, with easy_install:

$ easy_install requests

But, you really shouldn’t do that.

Cheeseshop (PyPI) Mirror

If the Cheeseshop (a.k.a. PyPI) is down, you can also install Requests from one of the mirrors. is one of them:

$ pip install -i requests

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://

Download the tarball:

$ curl -OL

Or, download the zipball:

$ curl -OL

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