Each Answer to this Q is separated by one/two green lines.
How do I install a .whl file?
I have the wheel library, but I don’t know how to use it to install those files. I have the .whl file, but I don’t know how to run it.
You normally use a tool like
pip to install wheels. Leave it to the tool to discover and download the file if this is for a project hosted on PyPI.
For this to work, you do need to install the
pip install wheel
You can then tell
pip to install the project (and it’ll download the wheel if available), or the wheel file directly:
pip install project_name # discover, download and install pip install wheel_file.whl # directly install the wheel
wheel module, once installed, also is runnable from the command line, you can use this to install already-downloaded wheels:
python -m wheel install wheel_file.whl
Also see the
wheel project documentation.
If you already have a wheel file (.whl) on your PC, then just go with the following code:
cd ../user pip install file.whl
If you want to download a file from web, and then install it, go with the following in command line:
pip install package_name
Or, if you have the URL:
pip install http//websiteurl.com/filename.whl
This will for sure install the required file.
Note: I had to type pip2 instead of pip while using Python 2.
You can follow the below command to install using the wheel file at your local system:
pip install /users/arpansaini/Downloads/h5py-3.0.0-cp39-cp39-macosx_10_9_x86_64.whl