How to install pip in macOS ?
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. In this article, we will see How to Install PIP on a Mac. Using pip you can install any package using the following syntax:
Syntax of pip
pip install package_name
Download and Install Pip on macOS
pip can be downloaded and installed usingthe command line by going through the following steps:
Step 1: Download the get-pip.py(https://bootstrap.pypa.io/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
Step 2: Now execute the downloaded file using the below command
Step 3: Wait through the installation process.
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 pip --version
How to Update PIP on a Mac
You can use the following command in your terminal to upgrade your pip.
python3 -m pip install –upgrade pip
How to install a specific version of pip
To install a specific version you can enter the following version number to install the specific version.
pip install --upgrade pip==1.2.1
How to uninstall any previous installation of pip
You can use one of the commands to uninstall the pip command based on your system.
pip uninstall pip sudo apt-get remove python-pip
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