Installing PRAW

PRAW supports python 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5. The recommended way to install PRAW is via pip.

pip install praw


Depending on your system, you may need to use pip3 to install packages for python 3.


Avoid using sudo to install packages. Do you really trust this package?

For instructions on installing python and pip see “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python” Installation Guides.

Updating PRAW

PRAW can be updated by running:

pip install --upgrade praw

Installing Older Versions

Older versions of PRAW can be installed by specifying the version number as part of the installation command:

pip install praw==3.6.0

Installing the Latest Development Version

Is there a feature that was recently merged into PRAW that you cannot wait to take advantage of? If so, you can install PRAW directly from github like so:

pip install --upgrade