Install pip in Cygwin

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pip is the Python package manager, which comes installed by default in just about every Python distribution except Cygwin.

If you’re doing serious Python work on Windows, you should instead be using either:

Install

from Windows Command Prompt:

setup-x86_64 -P python3-pip python3-devel gcc-g++ gcc-fortran

Verify

which pip3

should respond

/usr/bin/pip3

not some Windows path you might have for Anaconda Python.

Usage

For example, to install package simplekml that enables Pythonic KML writing:

python3 -m pip install simplekml

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