Installation instructions for Python, pip, brew, git, virtualenv, and virtualenvwrapper
If you're a MAC user, Python should already come preinstalled on your machine. You can use both Python 2.7 or Python 3.6+ with SeleniumBase. If you're on a MAC and have Homebrew installed, you can use:
brew install python3 to install Python 3. Or you can just get everything from https://www.python.org/downloads/.
You might already have pip and setuptools installed, but if you don't:
On MAC / Windows / Linux, run the following command:
python -m ensurepip --default-pip
If your existing version of pip is old, upgrade to the latest version:
python -m pip install --upgrade pip setuptools
On CentOS 7 and some versions of Linux, you may need to install pip with
yum -y update yum -y install python-pip
If you're having any trouble getting pip, you can GET PIP HERE.
When done, make sure the location of pip is on your path, which is
$PATH for Mac/Linux. (On Windows, it's the System Variables
Path within System Environment Variables. Ex: Add "C:/Python27/Scripts/" to the end of the
You can also get pip (or fix pip) by using:
curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python
(If you get SSL errors while trying to install packages with pip, see this Stackoverflow post, which tells you to run the above command.)
Homebrew (MAC-ONLY) (OPTIONAL)
The Homebrew package manager allows you to install things more easily on MacOS, such as Git and Chromedriver.
Here's the command line script to install Homebrew (from https://brew.sh/):
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
If you haven't updated Homebrew in awhile, you probably should. Here's how:
You can download Git from here.
MAC-ONLY shortcut: (This step only works if you installed Homebrew in the previous step)
brew install git
(You can also download the SeleniumBase repository right from GitHub and skip all the git-related commands.)
Virtual environments allow each your Python projects to have a unique set of packaged dependencies.
To learn how to create a Python virtual environment, see this ReadMe.