Introducing Ubuntu PyPi Lens for Unity

It allows you to easily search for Python modules directly from Unity Dash

By on December 6th, 2012 06:11 GMT

The Ubuntu PyPi Lens is an Unity Lens that allows Python developers to easily and quickly access the powerful Python package index website, also known as PyPi, directly from Unity Dash.

The results are separated in two categories, Installed Modules and Available Modules. Clicking a result will direct users to the module’s page on the PyPi website.

To install the Unity PyPi Lens plugin in your Ubuntu operating system, open a terminal window (hit the CTRL+ALT+T key combination) and paste the following commands (one by one, hitting Enter after each one):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install unity-lens-pypi


You will need to restart your session after the installation. This Lens is available only for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating systems.

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