Datapane's Python library and CLI can be installed using either
conda on macOS, Windows, or Linux. Datapane supports Python 3.8 - 3.11.
Instructions for installing Python can be found at https://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Download.
Additional install instructions can be found on the project GitHub's page.
If you use
pip, you can install it with:
If you use
conda, you can install it with:
Conda sometimes installs an older version of Datapane. If you receive errors, please check the version and try running
conda update --all or try in a new conda environment (
conda create -n ENV and
conda activate ENV)
We upgrade Datapane regularly to include new features, both in the client and on the hosted version. From time to time your client may no longer be compatible with the Datapane server when uploading an app. If this happens, you will receive an error like the following:
IncompatibleVersionError: Your client is out-of-date (version 0.9.2) and may be causing errors, please upgrade to version 0.10.2
In such an event, please upgrade your Datapane cli via
conda and try again.
Upgrading via pip¶
If you installed Datapane via pip, run the following command:
Upgrading via conda¶
If you installed
datapane via conda, run the following command, adding the
--all flag if needed. As above, if you receive errors please try using a fresh conda environment.
Datapane Cloud is a free and paid-for platform for hosting, sharing, and embedding reports, apps, functions and more securely.
Simply create your account, sign in, and add your API token to your local environment by running the following from the terminal or within Python respectively,
Datapane Cloud comes with a generous free tier for individual use and public sharing, and paid plans for teams usage, permissions, authentication and more - see here
By default, the Datapane Python library collects error reports and usage telemetry.
This is used by us to help make the product better and to fix bugs.
If you would like to disable this, simply create a file called
no_analytics in your
datapane config directory, e.g.
$ mkdir -p ~/Library/Application\ Support/datapane && touch ~/Library/Application\ Support/datapane/no_analytics
You may need to try
~/AppData/Local instead of
~/AppData/Roaming on certain Windows configurations depending on the type of your user-account.
Windows Tips and Troubleshooting¶
We generally recommend installing via
pip on Windows as it's easier to install all the required dependencies.
If you need to install Python first, the latest versions of Windows 10 can install Python for you automatically - running
python from the command-prompt will take you to the Windows Store where you can download an official version.
We also strongly recommend using a 64-bit rather than the 32-bit version of Python, you can check this by running the following command from the Command Prompt,
Also note that on Windows, you can run the
datapane command either by running
datapane.exe on the command-line.
Import errors when running/importing Datapane¶
You may encounter errors such as
ImportError: DLL load failed when running Datapane or importing it within your Python code.
If so, try installing the Visual C++ Redistributables for Windows from Microsoft and running again (you most likely want to download the version for x64, i.e.
Datapane install errors trying to compile
pyarrow using Visual C++¶
This usually occurs when you are running a 32-bit version of Python and installing via
pip. Either try using
conda or install a 64-bit version of Python (for example from the Windows Store as mentioned above).
This may also occur when using Windows 7 - we only support directly Windows 10, however, it may be worth trying to install via
conda instead, if you are stuck on Windows 7.
'datapane.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command¶
This occurs when your Windows
%PATH% doesn't include all the Python directories, specifically the
You may notice during the Datapane install messages such as (or similar to):
The script datapane.exe is installed in 'C:\users\<USERNAME>\appdata\local\programs\python\python37\Scripts' which is not on PATH. Consider adding this directory to PATH or, if you prefer to suppress this warning, use --no-warn-script-location.
To fix this, adjust your
%PATH% to include your specific
Scripts path as mentioned in the
pip warning (see here for more detailed instructions). Alternatively, you can try running the Datapane client directly, using the command
python3.exe -m datapane.client instead.
If you are still having problems installing, please ask on our Forums