[scikit-learn] Can I install Python ML library such as XGBoost without pip?

C W tmrsg11 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 10:54:21 EDT 2021

Hello again,

I have 3 follow-up questions.

1) Upon searching, Anaconda website (
https://anaconda.org/anaconda/py-xgboost) says that you can install with,
> conda install -c anaconda py-xgboost
I have miniconda, not anaconda, I guess I just replace it anaconda with

2) Using pip3 command,
> pip3 install xgboost
I don't have pip.

3) From XGBoost website, I now see that you can build XGBoost from source (

Question: will all the 3 methods install XGBoost in the same folder?

Thanks a lot!

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 10:35 AM C W <tmrsg11 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I can't install pip on this computer. It has conda installed (probably not
> helpful). Is there a work around to install XGBoost and packages?
> I remember reading on stackoverflow, there were some simple commands to do
> it. I actually used it to install packages without pip.
> I can't find the post anymore, could anyone help?
> Thanks so much!
> Mike
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