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How to install PIP packages Offline?

Are you trying to install a package offline? Or Is the package size large & PIP install keeps failing from Pypi.org?

Well, if that is the case then first downloading the package to your PC would be better than directly installing it via pip install <package name>.

So, let’s take a look at the process step by step. I’ve also included a video at the end of this article for better clarity.

Let’s get started:

  • First, open pypi.org or anywhere really, where the package file is.
  • We are looking for either .whl (wheel extension) or .tar.gz. The earlier one will get installed pretty quickly because .wheel format is natively supported by Python programming language.
  • With .tar.gz the file will be processed & then converted to .whl format & then installed in your system.
  • For our example, we’ll take a look at pypi.org download process.
  • Search for your library.

Select it from the list of packages.

Click on Download files

You’ll be able to see all the download files related to that library.

  • Download any one of the files…let’s take .whl one for example.
  • Once it is downloaded…locate it in your File Explorer.
  • By default, it will be in your downloads folder.

Hold shift-key & right-click the file…we are looking for copy as path option.

  • Click on it & the file path will be copied to your clipboard.
  • Now open command prompt from start menu or run-command dialog box.
  • Type pip install & ctrl+v to paste the file path currently in your clipboard.
  • The result would look something like in the image below.
  • You do not need to remove the quotes.
  • Hit Enter key & wait for the installation to finish.
  • You’ll see a success message if the library was successfully installed.
  • To cross-check the installation. You can open Python shell & try to import the library you just installed.
  • If you don’t see any error then your installation was successful.

But if you receive PIP Install Invalid Syntax Error, then follow the link on how to resolve it.

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