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Finding python’s site-packages directory

Python modules or packages that you install yourself are installed in a directory called site-packages. The location of this directory is subdivided into the specific python version you are running and is also different for each platform for obvious reasons. To determine your system’s site-packages directory, run this from the command line:

python -c "from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_lib; print get_python_lib()"

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