Installing Pandas and NumPy

This lesson guides you through the installation process of Pandas and NumPy, setting the stage for data manipulation tasks in Python.

By Kevin McAleer,    3 Minutes

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In this lesson, we will walk through the process of installing Pandas and NumPy. These libraries are essential tools in data manipulation and analysis. We’ll ensure you have these tools set up correctly to start exploring the vast functionalities they offer.


Before installing Pandas and NumPy, make sure you have Python installed on your system. Python 3.6 or later is recommended for the best experience. You can check your Python version by running:

python --version

Installing Pandas and NumPy

Pandas and NumPy can be easily installed using Python’s package manager, pip. If you have Python installed, pip should already be available on your system.

Run the following commands in your terminal or command prompt to install Pandas and NumPy:

pip install pandas
pip install numpy

These commands download and install the latest versions of Pandas and NumPy from the Python Package Index (PyPI).

Verifying the Installation

After installation, you can verify that Pandas and NumPy are correctly installed by importing them in Python. Open your Python interpreter or a Python script and try the following commands:

import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
print("Pandas version:", pd.__version__)
print("NumPy version:", np.__version__)

If the installation was successful, these commands should run without errors, and you will see the installed versions of Pandas and NumPy.


If you encounter any issues during installation, ensure that your Python and pip are up-to-date. You can update pip using:

pip install --upgrade pip

For other issues, consulting the official Pandas and NumPy documentation or community forums can be helpful.

Jupyter Notebooks

You may prefer to use a Juypter Notebook, such as the free Google Collaboratory, to run your code. If so, you can install Pandas and NumPy in a Jupyter Notebook by running the following commands in a code cell:

!pip install pandas
!pip install numpy

To access Google Collaboratory, you will need a Google account. You can access Google Collaboratory here -


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pandas and NumPy. These libraries are now ready to be used for a wide range of data manipulation and analysis tasks.

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