Where does pip install its packages?

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I activated a virtualenv which has pip installed. I did

pip3 install Django==1.8

and Django successfully downloaded. Now, I want to open up the Django folder. Where is the folder located?

Normally it would be in "downloads", but I'm not sure where it would be if I installed it using pip in a virtualenv.

This question is tagged with python django pip virtualenv

~ Asked on 2015-05-01 02:25:16

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pip when used with virtualenv will generally install packages in the path <virtualenv_name>/lib/<python_ver>/site-packages.

For example, I created a test virtualenv named venv_test with Python 2.7, and the django folder is in venv_test/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django.

~ Answered on 2015-05-01 02:41:07


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pip show <package name> will provide the location for Windows and macOS, and I'm guessing any system. :)

For example:

> pip show cvxopt
Name: cvxopt
Version: 1.2.0
...
Location: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages

~ Answered on 2017-07-25 16:55:59


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