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What Is PIP In Python?

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PIP is a package management system written in Python. It is a tool that helps to install and manage third-party libraries and packages. 

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The pip tool is extremely crucial to Python development, and it is included with the Python environment installation since Python 2.7.9. 

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Let’s say you created a fresh project using Python for a machine learning task. 

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While you may have the dataset and the applicable algorithm for the task at hand, it is not advisable to write the code for the algorithm from scratch. 

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Popular open-source libraries like Keras and Tensorflow already contain pre-written, optimized code for your algorithms. 

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Libraries like Pandas and NumPy contain a routine of methods to help you pre-process or clean your dataset easily. You want to be able to use these directly in your project.

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That’s where the Python pip tool comes in. 

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The pip tool allows you to install these packages directly from the Python Package Index in a hassle-free process.

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