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Installing NLTK

NLTK requires Python versions 2.6-2.7 or 3.2+


  1. Install Setuptools:
  2. Install Pip: run sudo easy_install pip
  3. Install Numpy (optional): run sudo pip install -U numpy
  4. Install NLTK: run sudo pip install -U nltk
  5. Test installation: run python then type import nltk


These instructions assume that you do not already have Python installed on your machine.

32-bit binary installation

  1. Install Python: (avoid the 64-bit versions)
  2. Install Numpy (optional):
  3. Install NLTK:
  4. Test installation: Start>Python34, then type import nltk

Installing Third-Party Software

Please see: