How to Check Numpy Version on Mac, Linux, and Windows

Numpy is a powerful mathematical library that can be used as an efficient multi-dimensional container of generic data. Arbitrary data types can be defined. The Numpy library allows seamless and speedy integration with various databases. If you have not installed Numpy, check out the how to install numpy article. After installing, we need to check the version of Numpy.

How to check the Numpy version

To check a numpy version, write the numpy.__version__ code and run the file. It will return the current version of numpy installed on your machine. There are other approaches too that can help you find the numpy version.

  1. Use the pip list or pip3 list command.
  2. From the command line type: python3 -c “import numpy; print(numpy.__version__)”
  3. From command line type: pip3 freeze | grep ‘numpy’ or pip freeze | grep ‘numpy
  4. From command line type: pip3 show numpy or pip show numpy

Check Numpy version using numpy._version_

Create a file called and write the following two lines of code inside that file.


import numpy



The latest version at the time of writing this tutorial is 1.18.3. Yours might be the oldest or latest, depending on your machine’s installation time.

Getting numpy version using pip3 list command

You can use the following command to list the packages, and if Numpy is installed in your system, it will appear with its version. For example, if you are using Python3, then you can use the following command.

pip3 list

See the output.

pip3 list
numpy                  1.18.3
oauthlib               3.1.0
opt-einsum             3.2.1
pandas                 1.0.3
pip                    20.1

If you are using Python 2 or Python, you can use the following command.

pip list

Print Numpy version

We can also print the Numpy version in the command line. Type the following command.

python3 -c "import numpy; print(numpy.__version__)"

See the output.

python3 -c "import numpy; print(numpy.__version__)"

If you are using Python 2.x, you can use the following command.

python -c "import numpy; print(numpy.__version__)"

Using the grep command to get the numpy version

Type the following command.

pip3 freeze | grep 'numpy'

See the output.

pip3 freeze | grep 'numpy'

If you are using Python 2.x, then use the following command.

pip freeze | grep 'numpy'

Using pip3 show command

Type the following command.

pip3 show numpy

See the output

pip3 show numpy
Name: numpy
Version: 1.18.3
Summary: NumPy is the fundamental package for array computing with Python.
Author: Travis E. Oliphant et al.
Author-email: None
License: BSD
Location: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.8/lib/python3.8/site-packages
Required-by: tensorflow, tensorboard, opt-einsum, Keras-Preprocessing, h5py, scipy, scikit-learn, pandas, matplotlib

Check the Numpy version on Anaconda Distribution

To check a numpy version on Anaconda navigator, use the command conda list | grep numpy command.

conda list | grep numpy

See the output.

conda list | grep numpy
numpy                     1.18.1           py37h7241aed_0
numpy-base                1.18.1           py37h6575580_1
numpydoc                  0.9.2                      py_0


All of the above methods are useful for checking the Numpy version on Mac, Linux, and Windows. That’s it.

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