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How to Install sqlalchemy in Python on MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 05 Oct, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install SQLAlchemy in Python on MacOS.  SQLAlchemy is the Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install SQLAlchemy

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

Step 1: Install 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 SQLAlchemy using pip3.

pip3 install sqlalchemy

installing sqlalchemy package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install SQLAlchemy

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

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

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/ad/c7/61ff52be84f5ac86c72672ceac941981f1685b4ef90391d405a1f89677d0/SQLAlchemy-1.4.23.tar.gz > sqlalchemy.tar.gz

downloading the source package for sqlalchemy in macos

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

tar -xzvf sqlalchemy.tar.gz

extracting the sqlalchemy.tar file in macos

Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

cd SQLAlchemy-1.4.23
python3 setup.py install

installing sqlalchemy on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying SQLAlchemy installation on macOS:

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

import sqlalchemy

verifying sqlalchemy installation on macOS

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

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