Pretty much just what the title is, does it? I want to know since I want to learn opengl using python...

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    Probably not installed by default but the PyOpenGL site claims experimental support from GLES 1 to 3.1 which covers the Pi. – user8894 May 11 '14 at 14:18

The python-opengl package isn't contained* in the Raspbian image by default, but you can easily install it:

sudo apt-get install python-opengl

* Here's the complete list of pre-installed packages in the current Raspbian image: http://pastebin.com/8W3i8bms

  • Thanks! You even saved me the trouble of looking for the command thanks so much! – androidmaster May 12 '14 at 21:36

You may use apt-cache command to find out what packages are available for your system.

In your particular case:

$ apt-cache search opengl | grep python
python-glitch - Python library for OpenGL graphics programming
python-gtkglext1 - GtkGLext python bindings
python-opengl - Python bindings to OpenGL           <-- here it is!!
python-pyside.qtopengl - Qt 4 OpenGL module - Python bindings
python-qt3-gl - Qt3 OpenGL bindings for Python
  • Wait so does this mean that it is installed? – androidmaster May 12 '14 at 21:37
  • No, this says it's available, not necessarily installed. – francis May 13 '14 at 10:49

n.st's solution works fine for python2. If you happen to have a python3 app you will want to

sudo apt-get install python3-opengl

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