We strongly suggest to use a virtual environment such as Conda to work with the Descartes Labs Platform. For more information please see Managing a Development Environment.

Install the latest client library via pip

pip install descarteslabs

To install with optional recommended dependencies (blosc, NumPy, and matplotlib):

pip install "descarteslabs[complete]"

The latest development version can always be found on GitHub. It can be installed via pip

pip install -U git+

Windows Users

The client library requires shapely, which can be hard to install on Windows with pip.

We recommended using Anaconda to first install shapely. If you’re unfamiliar with conda, check out the document on development environments for recommendations.

conda install shapely
pip install descarteslabs