How can I install Python”s pip3 on my Mac?


I"m trying to install pip3, but I"m not having any luck. Also, I tried sudo install and it did not work. How could I install pip3 on my Mac?

sudo easy_install pip3
Searching for pip3
Couldn"t find index page for "pip3" (maybe misspelled?)
Scanning index of all packages (this may take a while)
No local packages or download links found for pip3
error: Could not find suitable distribution for Requirement.parse("pip3")

Answer rating: 355

UPDATED - Homebrew version after 1.5

According to the official Homebrew page:

On 1st March 2018 the python formula will be upgraded to Python 3.x and a [email protected] formula will be added for installing Python 2.7 (although this will be keg-only so neither python nor python2 will be added to the PATH by default without a manual brew link --force). We will maintain python2, python3 and [email protected] aliases.

So to install Python 3, run the following command:

brew install python3

Then, the pip or pip3 is installed automatically, and you can install any package by pip install <package>.

The older version of Homebrew

Not only brew install python3 but also brew postinstall python3

So you must run:

brew install python3
brew postinstall python3

Note that you should check the console, as it might get you errors and in that case, the pip3 is not installed.

Answer rating: 89

You could use Homebrew.

Then just run:

brew install python3

Answer rating: 65

I solved the same problem with these commands:

curl -O
sudo python3