pip install <package> does not work from the python console

pip install <package> does not work from the python console.

Using Pycharm 2.7 on Windows 7

pip install flask

  File "<console>", line 1
    pip install flask
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

So, is this the expected behavior? I would like to use the python console to install / uninstall packages...

I think I have the virutalenv configured correctly, but when I do a pip install I get the following:

Python interpreter info:

C:\Data\Proj_fd_aa\venv\Scripts\python.exe -u C:\Program Files (x86)\JetBrains\PyCharm 2.7\helpers\pydev\pydevconsole.py 60886 60887
PyDev console: starting.
import sys; print('Python %s on %s' % (sys.version, sys.platform))
Python 2.7.3 (default, Apr 10 2012, 23:31:26) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
The Python console is a console for entering Python code, not shell commands. If you want to install Flask from within PyCharm, go to Settings | Python Interpreters and press the "Install" button.

Please sign in to leave a comment.