PIP Install GPT4All – A Helpful Illustrated Guide

GPT4All is an ecosystem to train and deploy customized large language models (LLMs) that run locally on consumer-grade CPUs. It also has a Python library on PyPI.

pip install gpt4all

Alternatively, you may use any of the following commands to install gpt4all, depending on your concrete environment. One is likely to work!

πŸ’‘ If you have only one version of Python installed:
pip install gpt4all

πŸ’‘ If you have Python 3 (and, possibly, other versions) installed:
pip3 install gpt4all

πŸ’‘ If you don't have PIP or it doesn't work
python -m pip install gpt4all
python3 -m pip install gpt4all

πŸ’‘ If you have Linux and you need to fix permissions (any one):
sudo pip3 install gpt4all
pip3 install gpt4all --user

πŸ’‘ If you have Linux with apt
sudo apt install gpt4all

πŸ’‘ If you have Windows and you have set up the py alias
py -m pip install gpt4all

πŸ’‘ If you have Anaconda
conda install -c anaconda gpt4all

πŸ’‘ If you have Jupyter Notebook
!pip install gpt4all
!pip3 install gpt4all

Let’s dive into the installation guides for the different operating systems and environments!

How to Install GPT4All on Windows?

To install the updated GPT4All framework on your Windows machine, run the following code in your command line or Powershell:

  • python3 -m pip install --upgrade gpt4all

Here’s the code for copy&pasting:

python3 -m pip install --upgrade gpt4all

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How to Install GPT4All on Mac?

Open Terminal (Applications/Terminal) and run:

  • xcode-select -install (You will be prompted to install the Xcode Command Line Tools)
  • sudo easy_install pip
  • sudo pip install gpt4all
  • pip install gpt4all

As an alternative, you can also run the following two commands to update pip and install the GPT4All library:

python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip
python3 -m pip install --upgrade gpt4all

These you have already seen before, haven’t you?

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How to Install GPT4All on Linux?

To upgrade pip and install the GPT4All library, you can use the following two commands, one after the other.

  • python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip
  • python3 -m pip install --upgrade gpt4all

Here’s the code for copy&pasting:

python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip
python3 -m pip install --upgrade gpt4all

How to Install GPT4All on Ubuntu?

Upgrade pip and install the GPT4All library using the following two commands, one after the other:

  • python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip
  • python3 -m pip install --upgrade gpt4all

Here’s the code for copy&pasting:

python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip
python3 -m pip install --upgrade gpt4all

How to Install GPT4All in PyCharm?

The simplest way to install GPT4All in PyCharm is to open the terminal tab and run the pip install gpt4all command.

This is shown in the following code:

pip install gpt4all

Here’s a screenshot of the two steps:

  1. Open Terminal tab in Pycharm
  2. Run pip install gpt4all in the terminal to install GPT4All in a virtual environment (analogous for gpt4all).
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As an alternative, you can also search for GPT4All in the package manager.

However, this is usually an inferior way to install packages because it involves more steps.

How to Install GPT4All in Anaconda?

You can install the GPT4All package with Conda using the command conda install -c anaconda gpt4all in your shell or terminal.

Like so:

 conda install -c anaconda gpt4all

This assumes you’ve already installed conda on your computer. If you haven’t check out the installation steps on the official page.

How to Install GPT4All in VSCode?

You can install GPT4All in VSCode by using the same command pip install gpt4all in your Visual Studio Code shell or terminal.

pip install gpt4all

If this doesn’t work — it may raise a No module named 'gpt4all' error — chances are that you’ve installed it for the wrong Python version on your system.

To check which version your VS Code environment uses, run these two commands in your Python program to check the version that executes it:

import sys
print(sys.executable)

The output will be the path to the Python installation that runs the code in VS Code.

Now, you can use this path to install GPT4All particularly for that Python version:

/path/to/vscode/python -m pip install gpt4all

Wait until the installation is complete and run your code using gpt4all again. It should work now!

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