# How to Install Scipy in Python on MacOS?

In this article, we will learn how to install Scipy in Python on MacOS. SciPy is a free and open-source Python library used for scientific computing and technical computing. SciPy contains modules for optimization, linear algebra, integration, interpolation, special functions, FFT, signal and image processing, ODE solvers, and other tasks common in science and engineering.

## Installation:

### Method 1: Using pip to install Scipy Package

Follow the below steps to install the Scipy package on macOS using pip:

**Step 1**: Install the latest Python3 in MacOS.

**Step 2:** Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.

python3 --version pip3 --version

**Step 3:** Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.

pip3 install --upgrade pip

**Step 4:** Enter the following command to install Scipy using pip3.

pip3 install scipy

### Method 2: Using setup.py to install Scipy

Follow the below steps to install the Scipy package on macOS using the setup.py file:

**Step 1:** Download the latest source package of Scipy for python3 from here.

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/47/33/a24aec22b7be7fdb10ec117a95e1e4099890d8bbc6646902f443fc7719d1/scipy-1.7.1.tar.gz > scipy.tar.gz

**Step 2:** Extract the downloaded package using the following command.

tar -xzvf scipy.tar.gz

**Step 3:** Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

**Note:** You must have developer tools for XCode MacOS installed in your system

cd scipy-1.7.1 python3 setup.py install

### Verifying Scipy installation on macOS:

Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:

import scipy

If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.