3.2.3. Installing a Python package#

Open a terminal.

Use the pip3 install command with by the name of the package, you would like to install.

Using biopython as an example:

pip3 install biopython


 Collecting biopython
  Downloading biopython-1.78-cp38-cp38-manylinux1_x86_64.whl (2.3 MB)
     |********************************| 2.3 MB 2.1 MB/s
Collecting numpy
  Downloading numpy-1.20.1-cp38-cp38-manylinux2010_x86_64.whl (15.4 MB)
     |********************************| 15.4 MB 90 kB/s
Installing collected packages: numpy, biopython
Successfully installed biopython-1.78 numpy-1.20.1


One limitation of this method is that, you will not be able to install multiple versions of a package. This can be solved using a virtual environment.