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Python PIP

  • Last Updated : 21 Apr, 2020

A package is a piece of software that provides particular features while programming. A package contains all the resources which a module requires. Modules are sets of Python code that we can add to our project. Python pip is the package manager for Python packages. pip comes pre-installed on 3.4 or older versions of Python, pip commands are used in the command prompt.
The basic syntax of pip commands in command prompt is:

pip 'arguments'

Some of the most commonly used pip commands are:

  • Check pip version: We can check the pip version in our system by using the below command.

    Syntax:

    pip --version
    

    Example:

  • Install packages: We can install additional packages by using the below command.

    Syntax:



    <pip install numpy
    

    Example 1: When the required package is not installed.

    Example 2: When the required package is already installed.

    We can also install the package of a specific version.

    Syntax:

    pip install package_name==version
    
  • Display package information: We can use the below command to display the details of a particular package.

    Syntax:

    pip show numpy
    

    Example:

  • List installed packages: The below command displays a list of packages installed in the system.

    Syntax:

    pip list
    

    Example:



  • Uninstall packages: The below command uninstall a particular existing package.

    Syntax:

    pip uninstall numpy
    

    Example:

  • Search packages: We can search for a particular existing package using pip.

    Syntax:

    pip search numpy
    

    Example:

  • Using requirement files: Checks if a required package is present in the system, if not then they are installed. Suppose requirements.txt has the below contents:

    Syntax:

    pip install -r requirements.txt
    

    Example:

  • Listing additional packages: The freeze command is used to list packages that don’t come pre-installed with Python.

    Syntax:

    pip freeze
    

    Example:

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