How to Install pip for python 3.7 on Ubuntu 18?

How to Install pip for python 3.7 on Ubuntu 18?

In general, dont do this:

pip install package

because, as you have correctly noticed, its not clear what Python version youre installing package for.

Instead, if you want to install package for Python 3.7, do this:

python3.7 -m pip install package

Replace package with the name of whatever youre trying to install.

Took me a surprisingly long time to figure it out, too. The docs about it are here.

Your other option is to set up a virtual environment. Once your virtual environment is active, executable names like python and pip will point to the correct ones.

A quick add-on to mpenkovs answer above (didnt want this to get lost in the comments)

For me, I had to install pip for 3.6 first

sudo apt install python3-pip

now you can install python 3.7

sudo apt install python3.7

and then I could install pip for 3.7

python3.7 -m pip install pip

and as a bonus, to install other modules just preface with

python3.7 -m pip install <module>

EDIT 1 (12/2019):

I know this is obvious for most. but if you want python 3.8, just substitute python3.8 in place of python3.7

EDIT 2 (5/2020):

For those that are able to upgrade, Python 3.8 is available out-of-the-box for Ubuntu 20.04 which was released a few weeks ago.

How to Install pip for python 3.7 on Ubuntu 18?

This works for me.

curl -o

Then this command with sudo:


Based on this instruction.

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