The most recent release is always available in the cheeseshop and can be installed using easy_install:

easy_install python-restclient

Alternatly, you can also install the development version from our Mercurial repository:

hg clone
cd python-restclient
sudo python install

Last command will install pthon-restclient as a package via setuptools. This will make it available in your python path. Alternately you can copy or symlink the simplecouchdb subdirectory into your site-packages directory or anywhere in your PYTHONPATH.

You could also get source from Bitbucket

hg clone


To use py-simplecouchdb you will need Python 2.5 or later.