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How to install pip in macOS ?

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 23 Mar, 2020

Prerequisite: Python Language Introduction
 
Before we start with how to install pip for Python on macOS, let’s first go through the basic introduction to Python. Python is a widely-used general-purpose, high-level programming language. Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently.

PIP is a package management system used to install and manage software packages/libraries written in Python. These files are stored in a large “on-line repository” termed as Python Package Index (PyPI).

pip uses PyPI as the default source for packages and their dependencies. So whenever you type:

pip install package_name

pip will look for that package on PyPI and if found, it will download and install the package on your local system.

Download and Install pip:

pip can be downloaded and installed using command-line by going through the following steps:

  • Download the get-pip.py file and store it in the same directory as python is installed.
    or
    Use the following command to download pip directly,
    curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py -o get-pip.py
    
  • Now execute the downloaded file using below command
    python3 get-pip.py

    and wait through the installation process.
    verify-install-macos-pip

  • Voila! pip is now installed on your system.

Verification of the Installation process:

One can easily verify if the pip has been installed correctly by performing a version check on the same. Just go to the command line and execute the following command:

pip3 --version

install-pip-macOS

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