As a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively, Python is available in a huge number of different computing environments and platforms, from Civilization IV through Django framework to Ubuntu One.
To make the Snowplow Python Tracker work out-of-the-box with as many different Python programs as possible, we have tried to:
- Minimize external dependencies and third party libraries
- Provide setup instructions
To make the Snowplow Python Tracker work with as many different Python programs as possible, we have tried to keep external dependencies to a minimum. There are only two external dependencies currently:
- PyContracts – Python package that allows one to declare constraints on function parameters and return values.
- Requests – HTTP library
These dependencies can be installed from the package manager of the host system or through PyPi.
The Snowplow Python Tracker is published to PyPI, the the official third-party software repository for the Python programming language.
This makes it easy to either install the tracker locally, or to add it as a dependency into your own Python app.
To install the Snowplow Python Tracker locally, assuming you already have Pip installed:
$ pip install snowplow-tracker --upgrade
To add the Snowplow Tracker as a dependency to your own Python app, edit your
requirements.txt and add:
snowplow-tracker ~> 0.8.0
If you are still using easy_install:
$ easy_install -U snowplow-tracker