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Installing python3 packages using pip


On Fri, 9 Aug 2019, Chris Angelico wrote:

> There's one other potential trap you MAY fall into, but only if you have
> multiple Python 3s installed (eg 3.7, 3.8, and 3.9).

ChrisA,

Not likely. I'm the only one using these hosts and I keep only a single,
current, version of software.

> So to be absolutely completely safe, you can write it like this:
>
> python3 -m pip install numpy
>
> If you replace "python3" with "python3.7" or something, it'll still
> work, and whatever you use, it'll target the same Python that you'd
> get when you run a script (so "python3.7 scriptname.py" will see
> things installed with "python3.7 -m pip install pkg").
>
> Not something to worry about right now, but if you run into trouble,
> this is the longhand that "pip3" is the shorthand for.

Will keep this in mind should the need arrive.

Thanks,

Rich