Install Python packages
Install Python packages into a virtual environment or Conda environment.
py_install( packages, envname = NULL, method = c("auto", "virtualenv", "conda"), conda = "auto", python_version = NULL, pip = FALSE, ... )
A vector of Python packages to install.
The name, or full path, of the environment in which Python packages are to be installed. When
NULL(the default), the active environment as set by the
RETICULATE_PYTHON_ENVvariable will be used; if that is unset, then the
r-reticulateenvironment will be used.
Installation method. By default, "auto" automatically finds a method that will work in the local environment. Change the default to force a specific installation method. Note that the "virtualenv" method is not available on Windows.
The path to a
reticulateto automatically find an appropriate
condabinary. See Finding Conda for more details.
The requested Python version. Ignored when attempting to install with a Python virtual environment.
pipfor package installation? This is only relevant when Conda environments are used, as otherwise packages will be installed from the Conda repositories.
On Linux and OS X the "virtualenv" method will be used by default ("conda" will be used if virtualenv isn't available). On Windows, the "conda" method is always used.