You can use two primary methods to install pip3 on Mac through Python: the
get-pip.py file and the Homebrew package manager. This tutorial will introduce and demonstrate these methods to help you install pip3 on your Mac device.
Install pip3 on Mac With the
pip3 is a package manager used to manage packages written in the Python programming language. To install the
pip3 package manager, we have to download the
get-pip.py file first and save it in the directory of the Python installation. Use the command below to download the
curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py -o get-pip.py
Now, we just have to run the
get-pip.py file, and it would automatically install the
pip3 package manager on our Mac device. The command to run the
get-pip.py file is given below.
After installing the
pip3 package manager, we must verify that the installation was completed successfully. To verify the
pip3 package manager, use the command given below.
This command will give us the version of the current installation of the
pip3 package manager on our Mac device.
Install Pip3 on Mac With the Homebrew Package Manager
Instead of downloading the
get-pip.py file first and then running it, you can use the Homebrew package manager to install any missing packages on your Mac. The command to install the
pip3 package manager with the Homebrew package manager is given below.
brew install python3
The code above installs the latest versions of python3 and
pip3 on Mac. To verify the installation of the
pip3 package manager, we can use the command here.
The above command will give us the version of the current installation of the
pip3 package manager on your Mac device.
Both methods discussed above work just fine, but the first method is more time-consuming and complex. We recommend the Homebrew method to install
python3 on Mac with ease. The
get-pip.py file method is only recommended if, for some reason, the Homebrew method does not work.
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