In this tutorial we are going to learn about, how to fix the ImportError: No module named six.
Before we start let us see what is six in Python.Six is a very popular Python library for number crunching and data analysis. It is a powerful library to perform mathematical operations like arithmetic, algebraic and statistical functions.
Here is an example, how the error occurs:
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
Then I get this: Traceback (most recent call last): File "<pyshell#3>", line 1, in <module> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt File "C:\Codin\lib\site-packages\matplotlib\pyplot.py", line 29, in <module> from matplotlib.figure import Figure, figaspect File "C:\Coding\lib\site-packages\dateutil\rrule.py", line 18, in <module> from six import advance_iterator, integer_types ImportError: No module named six
ImportError: No module named six error occurs one of the following reasons:
Using the six module without installing it.
Installed the module in different environment and trying to access it another environment.
Installed the module and the version is wrong.
Installed the module but cannot import it.
Declared the six as a variable name.
To fix the error, we need to install the six library by running the pip install six command in your terminal.
Now, you can verify have you installed it successfully or not by using the
pip show six command.
pip show six
Name: six Version: 1.16.0 Summary: Python 2 and 3 compatibility utilities Home-page: <https://github.com/benjaminp/six> Author: Benjamin Peterson
If you are using different operating systems eg: linux, mac, windows use the following the commands to install the six module correctly.
# For Python 2 in Windows pip install six # For Python 3 Windows pip3 install six # If pip is not set as environment varibale PATH python -m pip install six # For Python 2 in Linux and mac sudo pip install six # For Python 3 in Linux and mac sudo pip3 install six # if you are using easy_install try sudo easy_install -U six # For Centos yum install six # For Ubuntu sudo apt-get install six # For Anaconda conda install -c conda-forge six
If the error still persists , try to uninstall the six module and install it again.
# For python 3 pip3 uninstall six # For python 2 pip3 uninstall six # if you don't setup pip in PATH python3 -m pip uninstall six
Install the six module again by using the following commands:
pip3 install six # if you don't setup pip in PATH python3 -m pip install six
Now, please resart your server or ide.