This part of the documentation covers the installation of Beaver. The first step to using any software package is getting it properly installed.


  • Python 2.6+
  • Optional zeromq support: install libzmq (brew install zmq or apt-get install libzmq-dev) and pyzmq (pip install pyzmq==2.1.11)

Distribute & Pip

Installing Beaver is simple with pip:

$ pip install beaver

or, with easy_install:

$ easy_install beaver

But, you really shouldn’t do that.

Cheeseshop (PyPI) Mirror

If the Cheeseshop (a.k.a. PyPI) is down, you can also install Beaver from one of the mirrors. is one of them:

$ pip install -i beaver

Get the Code

Beaver is actively developed on GitHub, where the code is always available.

You can either clone the public repository:

git clone git://

Download the tarball:

$ curl -OL

Or, download the zipball:

$ curl -OL

Once you have a copy of the source, you can embed it in your Python package, or install it into your site-packages easily:

$ python install