# Plugins¶

Some atoti features require large additional libraries and might not be useful in every projects. To keep the core library as light as possible, these features are packaged into separate plugins that can be installed when needed.

## Installation¶

Plugins can be installed as a Pip extra or as a Conda package.

For instance, to install the Kafka plugin:

### Pip¶

pip install atoti[kafka]


This is better than doing pip install atoti-kafka as it ensures that the version of the plugin matches the one of atoti.

### Conda¶

conda install atoti-kafka


Conda will automatically pick the version of the plugin matching your atoti version.