Stackdriver Trace API Client Library for Python

Stackdriver Trace API: Send and retrieve trace data from Stackdriver Trace. Data is generated and available by default for all App Engine applications. Data from other applications can be written to Stackdriver Trace for display, reporting, and analysis.

This page contains information about getting started with the Stackdriver Trace API using the Google API Client Library for Python. In addition, you may be interested in the following documentation:

System requirements

Installing the client library

You can either use a package manager or download and install the Python client library manually:

Managed installation

Use pip or setuptools to manage your installation (you might need to run sudo first):

  • pip (preferred):
    $ pip install --upgrade google-api-python-client
          
  • Setuptools: Use the easy_install tool included in the setuptools package:
    $ easy_install --upgrade google-api-python-client
    

Manual installation

Download the latest client library for Python, unpack the code, and run python setup.py install

App Engine

Because the Python client libraries are not installed in the App Engine Python runtime environment, they must be vendored into your application just like third-party libraries.