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Installing coverage.py is done in the usual ways. You must have setuptools or Distribute installed already, and then you:

  1. Download the appropriate kit from the coverage page on the Python Package Index.
  2. Run python setup.py install.

or, use:

$ pip install coverage

or even:

$ easy_install coverage

Installing from source

Coverage.py includes a C extension for speed. If you are installing from source, you may need to install the python-dev support files, for example with:

$ sudo apt-get install python-dev

Installing on Windows

For Windows, kits are provided on the PyPI page for different versions of Python and different CPU architectures. These kits require that setuptools be installed as a pre-requisite, but otherwise are self-contained. They have the C extension pre-compiled so there's no need to worry about compilers.

Checking the installation

If all went well, you should be able to open a command prompt, and see coverage installed properly:

$ coverage --version
Coverage.py, version 3.6.  http://nedbatchelder.com/code/coverage

You can also invoke coverage as a module:

$ python -m coverage --version
Coverage.py, version 3.6.  http://nedbatchelder.com/code/coverage