"pip install --editable ./" vs "python setup.py develop"

Is there any significant difference between

    pip install -e /path/to/mypackage

and the setuptools variant?

    python /path/to/mypackage/setup.py develop

There is no big difference.

With pip install -e for local projects, the "SomeProject.egg-info" directory is created relative to the project path. This is one advantage over just using setup.py develop, which creates the "egg-info" directly relative the current working directory. More: docs

Also read the setuptools' docs.

From: stackoverflow.com/q/30306099