How to Install Tkinter on MacOS?
In this article, we will learn how to install Tkinter in Python on MacOS. Tkinter is a Python binding to the Tk GUI toolkit. It is the standard Python interface to the Tk GUI toolkit, and is Python’s de-facto standard GUI.
Method 1: Using pip to install Tkinter
Follow the below steps to install the Tkinter package on macOS using pip:
Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.
python3 --version pip3 --version
Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.
pip3 install --upgrade pip
Step 4: Enter the following command to install Tkinter using pip3.
pip3 install tk
Method 2: Using setup.py to install Tkinter
Follow the below steps to install the yesTkinter package on macOS using the setup.py file:
Step 1: Download the latest source package of Tkinter for python3 from here.
curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/a0/81/742b342fd642e672fbedecde725ba44db44e800dc4c936216c3c6729885a/tk-0.1.0.tar.gz > tk.tar.gz
Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.
tar -xzvf tk.tar.gz
Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.
Note: You must have developer tools for XCode MacOS installed in your system
cd tk-0.1.0 python3 setup.py install
Verifying Tkinter installation on macOS:
Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:
If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.