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How to Install wxPython on MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 21 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install wxPython in Python on MacOS.  

The wxPython is a cross-platform GUI toolkit for the Python language. With wxPython software developers can create truly native user interfaces for their Python applications, that run with little or no modifications on Windows, Macs, and Linux, or other Unix-like systems.

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install wxPython

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

Step 1: Install the 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 wxPython using pip3.

pip3 install wxPython

installing wxPython package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install wxPython

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

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

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/b0/4d/80d65c37ee60a479d338d27a2895fb15bbba27a3e6bb5b6d72bb28246e99/wxPython-4.1.1.tar.gz > wxpython.tar.gz

downloading the source package for wxPython in macos



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

tar -xzvf wxpython.tar.gz

extracting the wxpython.tar.gz file in macos

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 wxpython-4.1.1
python3 setup.py install

installing wxPython on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying wxPython installation on macOS:

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

import wx

Verifying wxPython installation on macOS

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

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