PIP is a recursive acronym that stands for “PIP Installs Python” (Confusing, right ?). PIP is basically a package manager to manage python-based applications & packages. PIP3 is basically used with Python3, is used to install, remove or upgrade many of the python3 packages available in a repository known as Python Package Index or PyPI, in short.
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Think PIP as YUM or APT for Python packages. In this tutorial, we will learn to install PIP3 on Ubuntu machines. Let’s discuss pre-requisites first.
We should have Python installed on our system, which most of the Linux systems already have installed by default. But we can install python 3 on Ubuntu with the following command as well,
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install python3
You can also refer to our detailed tutorial here for python 3 installation. Now next step would be to discuss how to install PIP on Ubuntu.
Install PIP3 on Ubuntu
Installation is pretty simple & straight forward for installing pip3 on Ubuntu. We can install PIP3 using the following commands,
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
$ sudo apt-get install python3-pip
Once PIP is installed, we can use it to manage packages. Let’s discuss some commands for using Python PIP.
To install a package using PIP, use the following command,
$ pip3 install package_name
To install a number of packages, we can create a file & mention all the packages we need to have to install ed on our system. Then run the following command to install all the packages,
$ pip3 install -r packages.txt
To remove a package, run
$ pip3 uninstall package_name
Command to only download a package & not install it is,
$ pip3 download package_name
To list installed packages,
$ pip3 list
For a complete list of options that can be used with PIP command, run
$ pip3 –help
That’s it for this tutorial on how to install PIP3 on Ubuntu. Please feel free to send in any questions or queries using the comment box below.