Fix: >>> pip install - SyntaxError: invalid syntax


>>> pip install requests
  File "", line 1
    pip install requests
        ^^^^^^^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>>> 

If you are trying to install a Python package or module using pip or pip3 and you get the above error, well the reason is you cannot install a package inside the Python Shell.

The fix for this is to exit the Python Shell using exit() and then running the pip install command on the Terminal/Command Prompt (based on your device Mac/Windows/Linux)

Fix:
>>> pip install requests
  File "", line 1
    pip install requests
        ^^^^^^^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>>> exit()

Code2care@Mac % pip install requests
Fix >>> pip install - SyntaxError- invalid syntax

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