How to Install Playwright with Conda in Python
Playwright is a powerful tool for automating web browsers in Python. It allows you to automate tasks such as browsing, clicking, scrolling, and filling out forms. One of the best ways to install Playwright is by using the conda package manager.
Conda is a popular package manager that can be used to install Python packages and manage virtual environments. It is particularly useful for managing dependencies and resolving conflicts between packages.
Using conda to install Playwright will make it easier to manage the dependencies and versions of the packages you need. With this method, you can easily switch between different versions of Playwright and other packages without affecting other projects on your system.
If you don’t have conda installed on your system, you can download and install it from the Miniconda website.
1. Create an
Let’s create an
environment.yml that declares dependencies on
Here, our conda environment will be called
name: env_name channels: - conda-forge - microsoft - defaults dependencies: - python=3.10 - playwright
2. Create the conda environment
Let’s create a new environment using
conda env create. We can create the environment from our
yml file using the
This command will create the environment and install the specified dependencies.
conda env create -f environment.yml
Next, let’s activate this new environment.
conda activate env_name
3. Install Playwright
Finally, we can install the browser binaries for Chromium, Firefox, and WebKit.
4. Write a basic Playwright Python script
Let’s write a basic script to open up
https://logfetch.com and print the HTML content to the terminal.
def main(): with sync_playwright() as playwright: browser = playwright.chromium.launch() page = browser.new_page() page.goto("https://logfetch.com") print(page.content()) if __name__ == "__main__": main()
5. Run the Python script
We can invoke this script by running
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘playwright’
If you run the issue where
playwright doesn’t exist, ensure that you’ve activated the appropriate conda environment.
If the problem persists, ensure you’re invoking your Python script using
python3 and not