How to pip or easy_install tkinter on Windows
My Idle is throwing errors that and says
tkinter can't be imported.
Is there a simple way to install
There seem to be a lot of package names flying around for this...
This and other assorted variations with
tkinter-pypy aren't working.
pip install python-tk
I'm on Windows with Python 2.7 and can't
Well i can see two solutions here:
Tkinter (and, since Python 3.1, ttk) are included with all standard Python distributions. It is important that you use a version of Python supporting Tk 8.5 or greater, and ttk. We recommend installing the "ActivePython" distribution from ActiveState, which includes everything you'll need.
In your web browser, go to Activestate.com, and follow along the links to download the Community Edition of ActivePython for Windows. Make sure you're downloading a 3.1 or newer version, not a 2.x version.
Run the installer, and follow along. You'll end up with a fresh install of ActivePython, located in, e.g.
C:\python32. From a Windows command prompt, or the Start Menu's "Run..." command, you should then be able to run a Python shell via:
This should give you the Python command prompt. From the prompt, enter these two commands:
>>> import tkinter >>> tkinter._test()
This should pop up a small window; the first line at the top of the window should say "This is Tcl/Tk version 8.5"; make sure it is not 8.4!
2) Uninstall 64-bit Python and install 32 bit Python.