### pip and pip3

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**Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:12 am**Hello, one thing I don't quit understand. I read it somewhere that when use pip command, if it is for python 2 just use pip but or python 3 use pip3.

Let take numpy for example for python it is pip install numpy, however for python3 shouldn't it be pip3 install numpy, but some other tutorial say use python3.x -m pip install numpy, why is that? How is it differ from pip3 install numpy? btw what does the -m mean?

On my stretch, should I be using python3.5 -m pip install numpy or pip3 install numpy?

Thanks.

Let take numpy for example for python it is pip install numpy, however for python3 shouldn't it be pip3 install numpy, but some other tutorial say use python3.x -m pip install numpy, why is that? How is it differ from pip3 install numpy? btw what does the -m mean?

On my stretch, should I be using python3.5 -m pip install numpy or pip3 install numpy?

Thanks.