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How to Install Nose in Python on MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 21 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install Nose in Python on MacOS. Nose extends the test loading and running features of unittest, making it easier to write, find and run tests.

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install Nose Package

Follow the below steps to install the Noe 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 Nose using pip3.

pip3 install nose2

installing Nose package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install Nose 

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

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

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/b5/6d/26c2edff2c51bbb266c17d3c402e0ca3624fee8786c1329bcc59d1d7e879/nose2-0.10.0.tar.gz > nose2.tar.gz

downloading the source package for Nose2 in macos

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

tar -xzvf nose2.tar.gz

extracting the nose2.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 nose2-0.10.0
python3 setup.py install

installing Nose on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying Nose installation on macOS:

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

import nose2

Verifying Nose installation on macOS

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

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