Pip is a tool used to install Python packages and modules to the operating system. Pip is cross-platform where the same command can be used for both Linux, Windows, MacOSX, etc. In this tutorial, we will install Pip on Windows in different ways.
Download and Install Python
In order to install Pip, the Python should be already installed. We can install Python with the following installation file which is for Python3.
After clicking the installation file we will see the following screen where we can provide some installation configuration. Before clicking
Install Now to start installation we will check the
Add Python 3.7 to PATH which is useful to run python command from the command line in any path.
We will be asked to provide administrative rights to the installation process. We will click to
The setup process will not take soo much time.
At the end of the successful installation, we will see the following screen. We can simply click to the
Check Python Installation
We can check the installed Python version in different ways. For Windows, we can use
python command or python command with the
--version option which will print installed python version in details. python command will start a python interactive shell which will also print installed python version. We can exit from the shell with
Use Python3 Provided Pip Tool
Python 3 provides the pip tool by default. But the tool is installed to the User home path like below. But keep in mind that in this example the user is
İsmail Baydan but it should be changed according to your user.
We can navigate to this directly to this path and use the pip command like below.
> cd C:\Users\İsmail Baydan\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\Scripts > pip3.exe -V
Install Pip with Get-Pip.py Script On Windows
In order to install Pip for Windows
get-pip.py Python script is provided by pypa.io web site. We will download this Python script and run in the command line. While installing the pip via get-pip.py script we can provide
--no-setuptools option to prevent setup tools installation and
--no-wheel to prevent wheel installation.
We will get the script with
curl command or just right click and download. With curl command which is available for Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019.
> curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py > get-pip.py
OR with PowerShell
Start-BitsTransfer command like below.
PS> Start-BitsTransfer -Source http://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py -Destination get-pip.py
We will start the installation by using python command and providing the downloaded script file get-pip.py like below.
> python get-pip.py
Check Installed Pip Version
After installing pip we can check its version. We can use the
--version option in order to print the currently installed Pip version.
> pip --version
We can update or upgrade already install pip command with the
-U option and provide the pip as package name.
> pip -U pip
Install Behind the Proxy
If we are in a corporate where it uses some proxy for internet traffic control we need to provide some proxy information in order to access and download the Pip package. We will use
--proxy configuration with the proxy address, port, username, and password.
> python get-pip.py --proxy="http://[user:passwd@]proxy.server:port"
Search/Find A Package with Pip
We can use the
search command of Pip in order to search and find a package or list multiple packages which are related to the search term. In this example, we will search the package named
> pip search django
Install A Package with Pip
We can install a package with the
install Pip command. In this example, we will install the package named
django like below.
> pip install django
Uninstall A Package with Pip
We can uninstall the installed package with the
uninstall command of Pip. In this example, we will uninstall the package named django.
> pip uninstall django