What is pip?

The pip command is a tool for installing and managing Python packages, such as those found in the Python Package Index. It makes the community’s wealth of libraries accessible to everyone. New users are no longer excluded from using community libraries by the prohibitive difficulty of setup. It’s a replacement for easy_install.

When do I need pip?

You need pip when you want to install and manage packages on python. While Python 3.4 and Python 2.7.9 ship with pip, if you use other python versions you can install it manually.

How to install pip?

  1. Download get-pip.py and save it as “.py” file.
  2. From command line run “python get-pip.py”. (In some systems you may need to run command line as administrator)

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