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.

Get pip!

First, install ez_setup to get easy_install (the old python package managers).

  1. 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

pip: error: You must give a command (use "pip help" to see a list of commands)