Package Managers

Python Project Manager: PIP

  • includes:
    • the files that make up the actual program
    • metadata: data about the data
    • dependencies: the programs it relies on to run
  • package manager will download a package for you and install its dependencies so you can use it
  • after installed you can import it as a module in a program
  • to see if installed enter pip3 on the command line
    • will see list of options
  • sudo pip3 install package_name - to install
  • sudo pip3 uninstall package_name - to uninstall
  • packages will be installed in 'site-packages' directory in 'python'directory
  • pip freeze - shows all installed packages
  • installing packages into a virtual environment allows you to keep the packages for different projects separate

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