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QuickTip: How Do I Install pip on macOS or OS X?

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Even if you are not into Python there comes a time when you end up with the need of having to install pip on your macOS or OSX based computer. Searching online would lead you to long tutorials which are not really what you need. All you have to do is run the following command.

sudo easy_install pip

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Explanation#

MacOS comes with Python installed. But to make sure that you have Python installed open the terminal and run the following command.

python --version

If this command returns a version number that means Python exists. Which also means that you already have access to easy_install; considering you are using MacOS/OSX.

2019: ⚠️easy_install has been deprecated.
Check Method #2 below for preferred installation!

easy_install has been deprecated. Please use get-pip.py instead.

Step #1 — First of all download the get-pip file by running:

curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py -o get-pip.py

Step #2 — Now run this file to install pip

python get-pip.py

That should do it. Another gif you said? Here ya go!

Pip

Old Method#

ℹ Now, all you have to do is run the following command.

sudo easy_install pip

After thatpip will be installed and you’ll be able to use it for installing other packages.

Let me know if you have any problems installing pip this way.

Complimentary GIF#

pip pythonPeace! ✌

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