Python 3 is installed by default on the Ubuntu 20.04 Linux distribution.
To ensure that our versions are up to date, we will update and upgrade the system with the following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt -y upgrade
Command to check the version of Python we have installed:
we will need to install the python3-pip package. Pip is a tool that will install and manage software packages for Python. The installation is done with the following command:
sudo apt install -y python3-pip
You can check the version of the pip command with the following command:
pip -V pip3 -V
Once the pip command is installed, we can install the various python packages according to our needs.
Pip is used with the following command:
pip3 install package_name
To see the list of all pip commands and options use the following command:
You can get more information about a specific command using:
pip3 <command> --help