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Sublime Text and Packages


I am a rather naive Python and Sublime Text user, and I need your help. I understand that there is great power in the ability to use packages generated by other users. I have tried and failed to get a package working in Sublime Text. Here is what I have done:

  • Used pip3 to download a package onto my iMac

  • Successfully used the terminal on the iMac to execute the package. So it works on my iMac

  • Imported the package into a program in Sublime Text, but the program bombs

My general question is there something that I need to do to get pip3 packages to run in Sublime Text? Some kind of importing function or utility???

Any help would be most appreciated.



If you’re trying to install a python package to use with your otherwise not Sublime Text related python code then generally it’s a problem with your code or your system. If you’re writing a plugin for Sublime Text then you can’t use pip to install a package.

It would help to actually show how the “program bombs”.



Also (and this maybe indeed unhelpful) you say

have you tried installing packages with Package Control (which you might have to install, it’s been a very long time since the beginning) and or Package Dev. Perhaps I’m barking up the wrong tree here completely…