We currently solving the problem of dependcies of our plugin. Since we want to have user-friendly installation (inexperienced users), one of the possible solution is drop some used packages in favour the ones that are built-in in QGIS 3 (on Windows).

That leads me to this question: Which are the packages? Is there any list of these packages that are bundled with QGIS installation on Windows?

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You can also list the packages installed by QGIS installation after a fresh installation using pip on OSGeo Shell:

python -m pip list

One can try the following commands directly in the QGIS's Python Console to get more information regarding Python packages bundled with QGIS.

To list all Python modules:


To search for modules whose name or summary contain the string "xml", type this:

help("modules xml")

Enter any module name to get more help, e.g. "yaml".


Note: that there are some drawbacks to this approach, including:

  • If there are a lot of installed packages, this method can take a long time to import each module before it can search that module’s path for sub-modules.
  • Python modules that have code outside of an if __name__ == "__main__": code block, and if user input is expected, may cause the code to enter an infinite loop or hang.
  • Module versions are not included

Not sure if a list exists but you could install it and generate one by noting all the .py files and folders located in the install \\Python\lib directory:

C:\Program Files\QGIS {version}\apps\Python{version}\lib
  • Thanks for the tip :)! I don't use any windows machine, but if there is no other option I will definitely try check this on some PC with windows. But I am afraid that is not so sustainable solution for me (for future developments, new versions of QGIS and so on)
    – Oto Kaláb
    Feb 12, 2019 at 15:14

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