Poetry is a tool for dependency management and packaging in Python. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them for you.
Poetry requires Python 2.7 or 3.4+. It is multi-platform and the goal is to make it work equally well on Windows, Linux and OSX.
Poetry provides a custom installer that will install
from the rest of your system by vendorizing its dependencies. This is the
recommended way of installing
curl -sSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sdispater/poetry/master/get-poetry.py | python
You only need to install Poetry once. It will automatically pick up the current Python version and use it to create virtualenvs accordingly.
The installer installs the
poetry tool to Poetry's
On Unix it is located at
$HOME/.poetry/bin and on Windows at
This directory will be in your
$PATH environment variable,
which means you can run them from the shell without further configuration.
Open a new shell and type the following:
If you see something like
Poetry 0.12.0 then you are ready to use Poetry.
If you decide Poetry isn't your thing, you can completely remove it from your system
by running the installer again with the
--uninstall option or by setting
POETRY_UNINSTALL environment variable before executing the installer.
python get-poetry.py --uninstall POETRY_UNINSTALL=1 python get-poetry.py
If you want to install prerelease versions, you can do so by passing
or by using the
POETRY_PREVIEW environment variable:
python get-poetry.py --preview POETRY_PREVIEW=1 python get-poetry.py
Similarly, if you want to install a specific version, you can use
--version or the
python get-poetry.py --version 0.12.0 POETRY_VERSION=0.12.0 python get-poetry.py
Note that the installer does not support Poetry releases < 0.12.0.
Using alternative installation methods will make Poetry always use the Python version for which it has been installed to create virtualenvs.
So, you will need to install Poetry for each Python version you want to use and switch between them.
pip to install Poetry is possible.
pip install --user poetry
Be aware that it will also install Poetry's dependencies which might cause conflicts with other packages.
pipsi to install Poetry is also possible.
pipsi install poetry
Make sure your installed version of
pipsi is at least version
otherwise Poetry will not function properly. You can get it from its
Updating poetry to the latest stable version is as simple as calling the
If you want to install prerelease versions, you can use the
poetry self:update --preview
And finally, if you want to install a specific version you can pass it as an argument
poetry self:update 0.8.0
self:update command will only work if you used the recommended
installer to install Poetry.
poetry supports generating completion scripts for Bash, Fish, and Zsh.
poetry help completions for full details, but the gist is as simple as using one of the following:
# Bash poetry completions bash > /etc/bash_completion.d/poetry.bash-completion # Bash (macOS/Homebrew) poetry completions bash > $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion.d/poetry.bash-completion # Fish poetry completions fish > ~/.config/fish/completions/poetry.fish # Zsh poetry completions zsh > ~/.zfunc/_poetry
You may need to restart your shell in order for the changes to take effect.
zsh, you must then add the following line in your