[Tutor] Using pip
jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Thu Jul 5 13:13:53 EDT 2018
On 07/05/2018 11:03 AM, Hlavin, Matthew (GSFC-5460)[GSFC INTERNS] wrote:
> I just downloaded Python to work on a project at work. I'm writing a pretty simple program for data collection for an experiment. In order to get the data, though I need to install PyVISA. The website for PyVISA says I can install the library using the line:
> $ pip install -U pyvisa
> When I type this line, I get a syntax error for using the $, and when I remove the $, I get a syntax error for using the word install. I even tried just using the word pip and an error said 'pip' is not defined. I'm not sure if I'm not using some syntax wrong, or if its a completely different issue.
> Thanks for any help and insight
> Matt Hlavin
It sounds like you are trying to install it from inside python. First
make sure that pip is installed on your OS. Then install PyVISA from
your commandline/terminal (which ever your OS provides). Also depending
on which version of python you are using (2 or 3) you may have to type
pip3 instead of just pip.
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