Python PIP Complete guide

  • Post last modified:April 27, 2021
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Python is a trendy programming language that comes with tons of libraries and modules. To install these libraries, you can install them using their wheel file or use any library manager.

PIP is a python library that stands for Pip Install Packages or Preferred Installer Program that helps you install, remove, and upgrade all other libraries without reinventing wheel files every time when you install new packages.

How to install Python PIP on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Today, we guide you on using PIP to install, reinstall, remove, and manage all other libraries with this single library.

Install new package

To install a new python library into your system, you can easily install it using PIP. You can easily get almost all python packages from PyPI.

$ pip install [PACKAGE-NAME]

Install a specific version of a package

If you want to install a specific package of any python library. For that use the following command with the specific version number.

pip install [PACKAGE-NAME]==1.0.0

Search Particular Package from PyPI

There are thousands of packages in python. If you want to search for any particular package in python, you can easily search it using the package name’s.

$ pip search [PACKAGE-NAME]

Output Detail of Python Package

To get complete details of the installed package in python. Example package name, version, author, or all other required packages in python. You can use the following command with the package name.

$ pip show [PACKAGE-NAME]

List all Installed Package

You can easily list down all installed python packages using the following command.

$ pip list

List all Outdated Python Package

Get the list of all python packages left to update using the following command.

$ pip list --outdated

Upgrade Python Package

After getting all outdated python packages, you can easily upgrade them using the following command with the package name.

$ pip install [PACKAGE-NAME] --upgrade

Reinstall Python Package

Make sure when you reinstall the python package the older version of that package will be removed and the new version will be installed.

$ pip install [PACKAGE-NAME] --upgrade --force-reinstall

Remove Python Package

You can easily remove the python package using the following command with the package name.

$ pip remove [PACKAGE-NAME]

Create Requirement File of Package

The requirement file is an important list of files containing all installed python libraries in your system. This file is shared with others if you share any project with others and don’t want to install them manually.

$ pip freeze > requirements.txt

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