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I am trying to download NLTK 3.0 for use with Python 3.6 on Mac OS X 10.7.5, but am getting an SSL error:
import nltk nltk.download()
I downloaded NLTK with a pip3 command:
sudo pip3 install -U nltk.
Changing the index in the NLTK downloader allows the downloader to show all of NLTK’s files, but when one tries to download all, one gets another SSL error (see bottom of photo):
I am relatively new to computer science and am not at all savvy with respect to SSL.
My question is how to simply resolve this issue?
Here is a similar question by a user who is having the same problem:
I decided to post a new question with screenshots, since my edit to that other question was rejected.
Similar questions which I did not find helpful:
You don’t need to disable SSL checking if you run the following terminal command:
/Applications/Python 3.6/Install Certificates.command
In the place of
3.6, put your version of Python if it’s an earlier one. Then you should be able to open your Python interpreter (using the command
python3) and successfully run
This is an issue wherein
urllib uses an embedded version of OpenSSL that not in the system certificate store. Here’s an answer with more information on what’s going on.
Please see answer by @doctorBroctor. It is more correct and safer to use. Leaving answer below as it might be useful for something else.
This will work by disabling SSL checking.
import nltk import ssl try: _create_unverified_https_context = ssl._create_unverified_context except AttributeError: pass else: ssl._create_default_https_context = _create_unverified_https_context nltk.download()
In Finder, search for
It will appear under Application folder.
Expand the Python 3.6 folder.
Then install certificates using “Install Certificates.command”.
To install in codestar only way is manually download modules and save them into nltk_data folder, create a lambda variable environment NLTK_DATA with valie ./nltk_data.