malatesh malatesh - 1 month ago 21
Python Question

what is pip in python

I am beginner in python, trying to install module I know to install module from setup.py. but some modules needs to use pip to install. I don't know what is pip ?

I have installed

Python 3.4.1
in windows desktop, I am trying to install module from
https://www.reportlab.com/reportlabplus/installation/
it shows
pip install rlextra -i https://www.reportlab.com/pypi/


I don't have pip

C:\Python34>pip install rlextra -i https://www.reportlab.com/pypi/
'pip' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


Please advice

Edit: This questoin not about how to install pip instead why you need pip ?

Thanks

Answer

The pip command is a tool for installing and managing Python packages, such as those found in the Python Package Index.

It's a replacement for easy_install.

https://github.com/pypa/pip

Using PIP, You can install the module. It will install the dependency also.

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