How do I install a Python package with a .whl file?
I'm having trouble installing a Python package (specifically, JPype1 0.5.7) on my Windows machine, and would like to install it with Christoph Gohlke's Window binaries. (Which, to my experience, alleviated much of the fuss for many other package installations.)
However, while Christoph used to provide .exe files in the past, recently it seems he's uploading .whl files instead.
But how do I install .whl files?
I just used the following which was quite simple. First open a console then cd to where you've downloaded your file like some-package.whl and use
pip install some-package.whl
Note: if pip.exe is not recognized, you may find it in the "Scripts" directory from where python has been installed. If pip is not installed, this page can help: How do I install pip on Windows?
Note: for clarification
If you copy the
*.whl file to your local drive (ex. C:\some-dir\some-file.whl ) use the following command line parameters --
pip install C:/some-dir/some-file.whl
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