Twitter Python library install instructions

We'll use the twitter library. Unfortunately, the library is not installed in the Anaconda python distribution by default. If you try to import it, this is what you will see:

$ python
Python 2.7.2 (default, Oct 11 2012, 20:14:37) 
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple Clang 4.0 (tags/Apple/clang-418.0.60)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import twitter
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ImportError: No module named twitter

The good news: the installation process is surprisingly simple when you use the Anaconda python distribution.

OSX: Open a terminal window

Windows Open the "Anaconda Command Prompt"

Now type the following:

$ pip install twitter

You should hopefully see the following output:

Downloading/unpacking twitter
  Downloading twitter-1.14.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl (50kB): 50kB downloaded
Installing collected packages: twitter
Successfully installed twitter
Cleaning up...

Congrats! You've installed the twitter python library! Now when you try importing the twitter library in python you should't see an error.

Python 2.7.6 |Anaconda 1.9.2 (x86_64)| (default, Jan 10 2014, 11:23:15) 
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5493)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import twitter