What is pip?¶
pip is a utility for install and uninstalling Python packages. Packages are bundles of code that give additional functionality to an existing Python installation.
Why do I need pip?¶
To install and manage packages in a consistent way in Python.
First, install ez_setup to get easy_install (the old python package managers).
Open a terminal and run these commands:
$ curl http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py | python $ easy_install pip
Verify It Works!¶
Run pip . You should see something like:
$ pip Usage: pip COMMAND [OPTIONS] pip: error: You must give a command (use "pip help" to see a list of commands)