This part of the documentation covers the installation of redis-py. The first step to using any software package is getting it properly installed.

Distribute & Pip

Installing redis-py is simple with pip:

$ pip install redis

or, with easy_install:

$ easy_install redis

But, you really shouldn’t do that.

Get the Code

redis-py is actively developed on GitHub, where the code is always available.

You can either clone the public repository:

git clone

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

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