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What does pip stand for? Does it stands for Python Package Installer?

No, I don't think so, it is PPI

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  • What? // 15 char minimum
    – HalosGhost
    Nov 24 '14 at 15:35
  • I want to know PIP abbreviation
    – Umair Ayub
    Nov 24 '14 at 15:37
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    Where did you see it? What is it related to? Do you have any clues? Did you do some research, like looking here, at Science and technology > Computing ? Nov 24 '14 at 15:38
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    One Google Search would have given you this WikiPedia Article and their Homepage
    – eyoung100
    Nov 24 '14 at 15:39
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    guys, before downvoting or voting to close, please provide an authoritative reference that clearly states what's the official acronym definition if there's one. The links provided by John and @eyoung100 don't answer the question. (one may argue that the question has little to do with Unix or Linux though). Nov 24 '14 at 16:18
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PIP stands for Pip Installs Python or PIP Installs Packages

It is easily available if you just Google it. Click here to know How to ask question here

Attribution here and here

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  • Please change the link to point to English page
    – UVV
    Nov 24 '14 at 15:39
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    "pip installs packages" is more commonly found. here wikipedia Nov 24 '14 at 15:45
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    It's another recursive acronym. An oxymoronic example: SNARA stands for "SNARA's Not A Recursive Acronym". But it is. You saw it here first ;)
    – goldilocks
    Nov 24 '14 at 15:53
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    > It is easily available if you just Google it Hilariously, Google brought me here.
    – Lucretiel
    Jun 2 '15 at 20:42
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    @Dataman The docs you point to does not say pip is an acronym for "preferred installer program," it's saying pip is the preferred installer program. It's the difference between saying Windows is a trash operating system versus "Windows is an acronym for 'Trash Operating System.'" Apr 23 '20 at 4:07

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