How to Fix ImportError: cannot import name ‘_representation’

Diagram of cannot import name _representation

ImportError: cannot import name ‘_representation’ error occurs because the “statsmodels” module is dependent upon several packages installed before it so that it can compile its modules.

How to fix it?

To fix the ImportError: cannot import name ‘_representation’ error, follow the below steps:

  1. Uninstall the “statsmodels” module
  2. Install the dependencies such as a “numpy”, “scipy”, “patsy”, “pandas”
  3. Install the “statsmodels” module

Step 1: Uninstall the “statsmodels” module

pip uninstall statsmodels # OR python3 -m pip uninstall statsmodels

Step 2: Install the dependencies such as “numpy”, “scipy”, “patsy”, “pandas”

pip install numpy scipy patsy pandas

# OR

python3 -m pip install numpy scipy patsy pandas

Step 3: Install the “statsmodels” module

pip install statsmodels

# OR

python3 -m pip install statsmodels

You can see the output below.

Install the statsmodels module

I hope these steps will fix the error.

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