How to install pip on Ubuntu 16.04 & 14.04

How to install pip on Ubuntu

In this tutorial, I will show you to install pip on ubuntu.

pip is a package management system used to install and manage software packages written in Python. Many packages can be found in the Python Package Index (PyPI).

Python 2.7.9 and later (on the python2 series), and Python 3.4 and later include pip (pip3 for Python 3) by default.

pip is a recursive acronym that can stand for either “Pip Installs Packages” or “Pip Installs Python”.

Source: Wikipedia


I am using Ubuntu 16.04 for this demo so you must have ubuntu up and running.

Install pip

Now we will install pip using apt. Just execute the following command to install pip.

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apt install python-pip

Installing with

Now I will show you how you can install pip with binaries.


To check the usage of pip execute the following command

pip -h

To check the version of pip execute the following command

pip -V

To install the package using pip execute the following command

pip install package-name

If you got some issues installing pip please feel free to comment below.

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