How to install pip for python3 on OS X?

Travis Griggs travisgriggs at
Fri Nov 22 21:23:39 CET 2013

On Nov 19, 2013, at 11:27 PM, Ned Deily <nad at> wrote:

> In article <6856A21C-57E8-4CDD-A9E8-5DD738C368A5 at>,
> Travis Griggs <travisgriggs at> wrote:
>> OSX (Mavericks) has python2.7 stock installed. But I do all my own personal 
>> python stuff with 3.3. I just flushed my 3.3.2 install and installed the new 
>> 3.3.3. So I need to install pyserial again. I can do it the way I've done it 
>> before, which is:
>> Download pyserial from pypi
>> untar pyserial.tgz
>> cd pyserial
>> python3 install
>> But I'd like to do like the cool kids do, and just do something like pip3 
>> install pyserial. But it's not clear how I get to that point. And just that 
>> point. Not interested (unless I have to be) in virtualenv 
>> yet.---------------------------------------------------------------------
> # download and install setuptools
> curl -O
> python3
> # download and install pip
> curl -O
> python3
> # use pip to install
> python3 -m pip install pyserial
> # Don't want it?
> python3 -m pip uninstall pyserial
> -- 
> Ned Deily,
> nad at


Thank you! Belatedly. I’ve had some fires to put out at work. And have gotten back to this, and this is exactly what I was looking for. I added the additional step of:

cd /usr/local/bin
ln -s ../../../Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.3/bin/pip pip 

Works, like a charm.

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