Stable Version

We recommend installing Pecan with pip, but you can also try with easy_install. Creating a spot in your environment where Pecan can be isolated from other packages is best practice.

To get started with an environment for Pecan, we recommend creating a new virtual environment using virtualenv:

$ virtualenv pecan-env
$ cd pecan-env
$ source bin/activate

The above commands create a virtual environment and activate it. This will isolate Pecan’s dependency installations from your system packages, making it easier to debug problems if needed.

Next, let’s install Pecan:

$ pip install pecan

Development (Unstable) Version

If you want to run the latest development version of Pecan you will need to install git and clone the repo from GitHub:

$ git clone

Assuming your virtual environment is still activated, call to install the development version.:

$ cd pecan
$ python develop


The master development branch is volatile and is generally not recommended for production use.

Alternatively, you can also install from GitHub directly with pip.:

$ pip install -e git://