ensurepip — Install the Python Package Installer — PyMOTW 3

While Python is the “Batteries Included” programming language and comes with a wide variety of modules in the standard library, there are even more libraries, frameworks, and tools available to be installed from the Python Package Index . To install those packages, a developer needs the installer tool pip . Installing a tool meant to install tools presents an interesting bootstrapping issue, which ensurepip solves.

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This post is part of the Python Module of the Week series for Python 3. See PyMOTW.com for more articles from the series.