Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools
When you install a library through
pip on Windows, sometimes you may encounter this error:
error: Microsoft Visual C++ 14.0 or greater is required. Get it with "Microsoft C++ Build Tools": https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/visual-cpp-build-tools/
This means the library you're installing has code written in other languages and needs additional tools to install. To install these tools, follow the following steps: (Requires 6GB+ disk space)
1. Open https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/visual-cpp-build-tools/.
Download Build Tools >. A file named
vs_BuildTools.exe should start downloading. If no downloads start after a few seconds, click
click here to retry.
3. Run the downloaded file. Click
Continue to proceed.
4. Choose C++ build tools and press
Install. You may need a reboot after the installation.
5. Try installing the library via