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Install the Python agent

The Python agent is installed as a standard Python package.

In earlier versions (before version 5.19.0), the Python Agent uses the Contrast Service to communicate its results. By default, the service is started automatically when your application starts. It is also possible to configure the agent to communicate with a standalone Contrast service that runs independently.

In version 5.19.0 and later, the Python Agent does not use the Contrast Service.

Install the agent with PyPi or update the Python agent.


The Python agent does not currently support running on Macs with the M1 chip.