Python and Visual Studio
Python is one of the most popular programming languages today, used widely for various purposes such as web development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, among others. With its vast library of modules, pip (Python Package Index) is a widely used package manager for Python. Here, we will guide you on how to install pip in Visual Studio.
Step 1: Installation of Visual Studio
Start by downloading and installing Visual Studio from Microsoft’s official website. Once downloaded, run the installer and select the “Python development” workload on the Visual Studio installer window.
Step 2: Installation of Python
If you don’t have Python installed, download and install the latest version from the official website. If you already have Python installed, make sure it’s the latest version.
Step 3: Installation of pip
Now that you’ve installed Python and Visual Studio, open Visual Studio and follow these steps:
- Click on “Extensions” from the menu bar.
- Select “Manage Extensions” and then click “Online” on the left-hand side.
- In the search bar, type “Python”, and you will see a list of Python extensions.
- Look for and select “Python extension for Visual Studio Code”.
- Click on “Install” and wait for the installation to complete.
Step 4: Testing pip installation
Once the installation is complete, open Visual Studio’s terminal and type the following command:
python -m pip --version
This command will display the installed pip version in your machine.
Installing pip is vital when programming with Python, and it makes the installation of packages a lot easier. The process of installing pip in Visual Studio is straightforward, and you can now proceed to use it to install packages and modules for your Python projects.