micropython-lib is a project to develop a non-monolothic standard library for "advanced" MicroPython fork (https://github.com/pfalcon/micropython). Each module or package is available as a separate distribution package from PyPI. Each module comes from one of the following sources (and thus each module has its own licensing terms):
- written from scratch specifically for MicroPython
- ported from CPython
- ported from some other Python implementation, e.g. PyPy
- some modules actually aren't implemented yet and are dummy
Note that the main target of micropython-lib is a "Unix" port of the aforementioned fork of MicroPython. Actual system requirements vary per module. Majority of modules are compatible with the upstream MicroPython, though some may require additional functionality/optimizations present in the "advanced" fork. Modules not related to I/O may also work without problems on bare-metal ports, not just on "Unix" port (e.g. pyboard).
micropython-lib packages are published on PyPI (Python Package Index), the standard Python community package repository: https://pypi.org/ . On PyPI, you can search for MicroPython related packages and read additional package information. By convention, all micropython-lib package names are prefixed with "micropython-" (the reverse is not true - some package starting with "micropython-" aren't part of micropython-lib and were released by 3rd parties).
Browse available packages via this URL.
To install packages from PyPI for usage on your local system, use the
upip tool, which is MicroPython's native package manager, similar to
pip, which is used to install packages for CPython.
upip is bundled
with MicroPython "Unix" port (i.e. if you build "Unix" port, you
upip tool). Following examples assume that
micropython binary is available on your
$ micropython -m upip install micropython-pystone ... $ micropython >>> import pystone >>> pystone.main() Pystone(1.2) time for 50000 passes = 0.534 This machine benchmarks at 93633 pystones/second
micropython -m upip --help for more information about
To install modules during development, use
make install. By default, all
available packages will be installed. To install a specific module, add the
MOD=<module> parameter to the end of the
make install command.
If you would like to trace evolution of MicroPython packaging support, you may find following links useful (note that they may contain outdated information):
Guidelines for packaging MicroPython modules for PyPI: