Prerequisite: Python Language Introduction
Before we start with how to install pip for Python on Windows, 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.
- Change the current path of the directory in the command line to the path of the directory where the above file exists.
- Run the command given below:
and 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:
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