In order to install PyVISA on your local machine you need the following:
After download, unzip module files and run:
$ python setup.py install
In case your “pip” command is not recognized by Windows CMD, then most probably the Python Scripts path is not set in the system variables. pip is installed with Python 2.7.9 or later:
You need to add the path of your pip installation to your PATH system variable. By default, pip is installed to
C:\Python34\Scripts\pip (pip now comes bundled with new versions of python), so the path “C:\Python34\Scripts” needs to be added to your PATH variable.
To check if it is already in your PATH variable, type
echo %PATH% at the CMD prompt
To add the path of your pip installation to your PATH variable, you can use the Control Panel or the
setx command. For example:
setx PATH "%PATH%;C:\Python34\Scripts"
Note: According to the official documentation, “[v]ariables set with setx variables are available in future command windows only, not in the current command window”. In particular, you will need to start a new cmd.exe instance after entering the above command in order to utilize the new environment variable.