Before you can use socceraction, you’ll need to get it installed. This guide will guide you to a minimal installation that’ll work while you walk through the introduction.

Install Python#

Being a Python library, socceraction requires Python. Currently, socceraction supports Python version 3.5 – 3.8. Get the latest version of Python at or with your operating system’s package manager.

You can verify that Python is installed by typing python from your shell; you should see something like:

Python 3.x.y
[GCC 4.x] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Install socceraction#

You’ve got two options to install socceraction.

Installing an official release with pip#

This is the recommended way to install socceraction. Simply run this simple command in your terminal of choice:

$ python -m pip install socceraction

You might have to install pip first. The easiest method is to use the standalone pip installer.

Installing the development version#

Socceraction is actively developed on GitHub, where the code is always available.

You can either clone the public repository:

$ git clone git://

Or, download the zipball:

$ curl -OL

Once you have a copy of the source, you can embed it in your own Python package, or install it into your site-packages easily:

$ cd socceraction
$ python -m pip install .


To verify that socceraction can be seen by Python, type python from your shell. Then at the Python prompt, try to import socceraction:

>>> import socceraction