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How to Install Gekko in Python on MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 30 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install Gekko in Python on MacOS. GEKKO is a python package for machine learning and optimization, specializing in dynamic optimization of differential-algebraic equations (DAE) systems.

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install Gekko Package

Follow the below steps to install the Gekko package on macOS using pip:

Step 1: Install the latest Python3 in MacOS

Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.

python3 --version
pip3 --version

checking python and pip version in macos

Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.

pip3 install --upgrade pip

upgrading pip in macos

Step 4: Enter the following command to install Gekko using pip3.

pip3 install gekko

installing Gekko package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install Gekko 

Follow the below steps to install the Gekko package on macOS using the setup.py file:

Step 1: Download the latest source package of Gekko for python3 from here.

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/5e/cd/9d276cf6e905b9d03ca1fb51a27db7f79779703ccf582b88dd54b4a9d4b5/gekko-1.0.1.tar.gz > gekko.tar.gz

downloading the source package for Gekko in macos

Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.

tar -xzvf gekko.tar.gz

extracting the gekko.tar.gz file in macos

Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

Note: You must have developer tools for XCode MacOS installed in your system

cd gekko-1.0.1
python3 setup.py install

installing Gekko on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying Gekko installation on macOS:

Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:

import gekko 

Verifying Gekko installation on macOS

If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.

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