dartdog dartdog - 1 month ago 6x
Python Question

Why can't I install pandas-profiling on Cloud Datalab?

One of the main tools I like for initial data exploration:

Error message:

!pip install pandas-profiling
Downloading/unpacking pandas-profiling
Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement pandas- profiling (from versions: 1.0.0a1, 1.0.0a2, 1.0.0a1, 1.0.0a2)
Cleaning up...
No distributions matching the version for pandas-profiling
Storing debug log for failure in /root/.pip/pip.log


The package pandas-profiling is in pre-release stage (Development Status - Alpha) according to the following link.

Try the following solution:

  1. Run the following command in a notebook to display the debug log mentioned in the error message:

    !cat /root/.pip/pip.log

    In the debug log, you should see the following note:

    Ignoring link https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/p/pandas-profiling/pandas-profiling-1.0.0a2.tar.gz#md5=ce6013c2600d6d0063ed773bf9e2a299 (from https://pypi.python.org/simple/pandas-profiling/), version 1.0.0a2 is a pre-release (use --pre to allow)

  2. Modify the install command to include the --pre option:

    !pip install --pre pandas-profiling