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How to Install Python chardet on MacOS?

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The chardet module is mainly used to detect the character encoding in a text file. Or we can say that this module is used to take a sequence of bytes in unknown characters encoding and try to find the encoding so the user can read the text. It can detect the encodings like ISO-8859-8, windows-1255 (Visual and Logical Hebrew), ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16 (2 variants), UTF-32 (4 variants), ISO-8859-7, windows-1253 (Greek), EUC-JP, SHIFT_JIS, CP932, ISO-2022-JP (Japanese), TIS-620 (Thai), EUC-KR, ISO-2022-KR, Johab (Korean), KOI8-R, MacCyrillic, IBM855, IBM866, ISO-8859-5, windows-1251 (Cyrillic), ISO-8859-5, windows-1251 (Bulgarian), ISO-8859-1, windows-1252 (Western European languages), Big5, GB2312, EUC-TW, HZ-GB-2312, ISO-2022-CN (Traditional and Simplified Chinese)

Installing chardet on MacOS

Method: Using pip to install chardet Package

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

Step 1: Install the latest version of Python3 in MacOS. 

Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed in your system using the following commands

python3 --version
pip3 --version


Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation using the following command.

pip3 install --upgrade pip


Step 4: To install chardet using pip3 use the following command

pip3 install chardet 

Verifying chardet installation on macOS

To verify that the chardet module installs properly in macOS use the following import command in your python terminal. If there is an error occurred while importing the module then is not installed properly.

import chardet 


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Last Updated : 06 Jan, 2022
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