How do I install a Python package with a whl file

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I'm having trouble installing a Python package 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, only .whl files are available.

But how do I install .whl files?
Nov 20, 2020 in Python by anonymous
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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.

answered Nov 20, 2020 by Gitika
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