The installation of PyScaffold only requires a recent version of setuptools, i.e. at least version 30.3.0, as well as a working installation of Git. Especially Windows users should make sure that the command git is available on the command line. Otherwise, check and update your PATH environment variable or run PyScaffold from the Git Bash.

Additionally, if you want to create a Django project or want to use cookiecutter:


It is recommended to use an isolated environment as provided by virtualenv or even better Anaconda for your work with Python in general.


Make sure you have pip installed, then simply type:

pip install --upgrade pyscaffold

to get the latest stable version. The most recent development version can be installed with:

pip install --pre --upgrade pyscaffold

Using pip also has the advantage that all requirements are automatically installed.

If you want to install PyScaffold with all features like Django and cookiecutter support, run:

pip install --upgrade pyscaffold[ALL]

PyScaffold is also available at conda-forge and thus can be installed with conda:

conda install -c conda-forge pyscaffold

Additional Requirements

If you run commands like python test and python docs within your project, some additional requirements like py.test will be installed automatically as egg-files inside the .eggs folder. This is quite comfortable but can be confusing because these packages won’t be available to other packages inside your virtual environment. In order to avoid this just install following packages inside your virtual environment before you run commands like doc and test: