How to Install Pip on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Reading Time: 2 minutesPip is a tool for installing and managing Python packages. Python is a programming language that is quite popular and has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability. It is widely considered to be a straightforward  programming language to learn and master because of its focus on readability. Python is open source, and will run a multitude of platforms including, but not limited to: Various Linux/UNIX distributions (CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, etc.), Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.
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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing Pip, a tool for installing and managing Python packages.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu VPS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
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Install Pip with Curl and Python

Step 1: Prep
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages: apt-get update
Step 2: Installation
We can also use curl and python to download and install Pip. curl "https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py" -o "get-pip.py" python get-pip.py
Step 3: Verify The Installation
View a list of helpful commands: pip --help Check the version of Pip that is installed: pip -V Which should yield something similar to: pip 18.0 from /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages (python 2.7) Alternatively, similar to: pip 18.0 from /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages (python 2.7)

Upgrading Pip

If you already have pip installed on your Linux server, run the following command to upgrade to the newest version: pip install --upgrade pip

Uninstalling Pip

You can remove pip easily by executing this command: pip uninstall pip

Basic Pip Commands

Installing Libraries Pip can install 3rd party packages like Django, Tensorflow, Numpy, Pandas and many more with the following command. pip install Searching for Libraries You can also search for other libraries in Python’s repository via command line. For our example let’s look for Django packages. The search command shows us an extensive list similar to the one below. pip search django django-bagou (0.1.0) - Django Websocket for Django django-maro (0.0.2) - `django-maro` is utility for django. django-hooked (0.1.7) - WebHooks for Django and Django Rest Framework. django-ide (0.0.5) - A Django app to develop Django apps django-mailwhimp (0.1) - django-mailwhimp integrates mailchimp into Django django-six (1.0.4) - Django-six —— Django Compatibility Library django-umanage (1.1.1) - Django user management app for django django-nadmin (0.1.0) - django nadmin support django version 1.8 based on django-xadmin diy-django (1.3.1) - diy-django Uninstalling a Library If you don’t need the library and your scripts use them you can uninstall easily with this command: pip uninstall When a standard Cloud VPS is not enough, Liquid Web’s Dedicated Servers are a dream come true. Liquid Web’s server outmatches the competition on performance and support. Check out how our Dedicated Servers can skyrocket your site’s performance.
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