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Installing Packages With pip (Overview)

So far on the Python Basics learning path, you’ve been working within the bounds of the Python standard library. Now it’s time to unlock packages that aren’t included with Python by default. To do that, you’ll need pip.

Many programming languages offer a package manager that automates the process of installing, upgrading, and removing third-party packages. Python is no exception. The de facto package manager for Python is called pip.

In this video course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Install and manage third-party packages with pip
  • Use virtual environments to separate project dependencies
  • Declare requirements and re-create a development environment
  • Navigate PyPI, the Python Package Index

With that knowledge as your guide, you’ll be able to confidently install packages to suit your programming needs.

This video course is part of the Python Basics series, which accompanies Python Basics: A Practical Introduction to Python 3. Note that you’ll be using IDLE to interact with Python throughout this course.


Course Slides (PDF)

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