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Python Dates and Times in Python Where on Earth do Timezones Make Sense? Actually, Use pytz Instead

Charles Harpke
Charles Harpke
33,986 Points

I am trying to install pytz locally and get a syntax error.

I have looked at some of the documention and can't seem to find anything relevant to my particular error. If I were in the wrong folder that would be a little easier to troubleshoot. Here is what I get on my machine:

>>> pip install pytz
  File "<stdin>", line 1
    pip install pytz
              ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Charles Harpke
Charles Harpke
33,986 Points

This is my version BTW:

Python 3.4.2 (v3.4.2:ab2c023a9432, Oct  5 2014, 20:42:22) 
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot 3)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
Charles Harpke
Charles Harpke
33,986 Points

pip3 install pytz works successfully...

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Well, in your first screenshot, you're in the Python shell instead of at your Bash/etc prompt. Type exit() and then try again?

And, yeah, if you followed the instructions in Setting Up A Local Python Environment and you're on a Mac, you'll need to use pip3 instead of pip.