How to Upgrade Anaconda PIP to Version 18.0

In this short post, I’ll show you how to upgrade Anaconda pip to version 18.0.

The conventional command to upgrade pip in Anaconda is:  conda update pip.

However, using this methodology did not work when I was trying to upgrade the pip version from 10.0.1 to 18.0.

You may then use the following workaround to upgrade Anaconda pip to version 18.0:

 

python.exe -m pip install --upgrade pip

 

In the next section, I’ll show you the steps to perform the upgrade to version 18.0 from scratch.

Steps to Upgrade Anaconda PIP to Version 18.0

I first became aware that I needed to upgrade Anaconda pip to version 18.0 when I was trying to install a Python package using the Anaconda Prompt.

I got the following message in the Anaconda Prompt:

You are using pip version 10.0.1, however version 18.0 is available. You should consider upgrading via the ‘python -m pip install –upgrade pip’ command.

So how did I upgrade pip?

Here are the steps that I followed:

Step-1: Open the Anaconda Prompt

The first thing that you’ll need to do is to open the Anaconda Prompt:

Anaconda Prompt

Step-2: Type the command to upgrade pip

To upgrade pip, simply type the following command in the Anaconda Prompt:

 

python.exe -m pip install --upgrade pip

 

This is how the command would look like in the Anaconda Prompt:

 

How to Upgrade Anaconda PIP to Version 18.0

 

After typing the above command, press ENTER, and your pip version will get upgraded:

 

Upgrade Anaconda PIP to Version 18.0

Step-3: Verify that the latest pip version is installed

Finally, you may want to check that the latest pip version is indeed installed.

To do that, you can simply type the following command in the Anaconda Prompt:

 

pip --version

 

And this is how the command would look like in the Anaconda Prompt:

 

Check pip version

 

Press ENTER, and you should see the latest pip version. In our case, the latest pip version is 18.0:

 

pip version 18.0

 

That’s it, the latest version of pip should now be installed on your machine.

You may follow this approach whenever you get the message of ‘you are using pip version 10.0.1, however version 18.0 is available.’