Does installing a python package via pip require a gateway restart.?
The gateway can’t use or see packages you install on your system with pip.
OK thank you. Is there a way it could be added into future builds?
I think this article on how to add 3rd party modules is still up to date: https://support.inductiveautomation.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/98/2/importing-and-using-3rd-party-python-libraries-in-ignition
That won’t work for the pagackage I was trying to install. (plot.ly) I tried installing the package on my desktop , then copying the library folders however it started giving me errors.
Plot.ly seems to require Python 2.7 and possibly some C-based python packages as dependencies, so that’s not going to work in Ignition either way.
Ignition only implements Python 2.5 right now and can’t use packages with native C parts.
Looks like this is possible in Ignition 8.