I've got a small project that I'm working on that requires installation of the dropbox Python library, as the script needs to a write files to it.
Ideally I'm going to deploy this to a number of users either via a toolbox or a Python add-in.
The catch is that dropbox is not a standard module, and at Python 2.7.5, pip (which I would normally use to install new module) is not a standard module either.
What I'm wondering is:
1/ how would I programatically go about installing a new module from inside a running script; or
2/ is there a way I can bundle the module either into my code, or as part of my code package ('bundle of files') so that the script can find and install the missing module?
3/ I posted a similar question on Reddit and it was suggested that I look at 'freezing' my code (effectively convert to an .exe) - but I'm unsure whether this will allow the script to interact with the toolbox to access parameters etc. Would compiling the code to a .pyc allow this to work?
Any and all help gratefully received!