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Update the Python Packages like pandas

Inactive User
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Hello guys,

Is it possible to update the python packages in the python environment?
After I import my programm it gives me an error when I try to load a pickel data:

AttributeError: Can't get attribute '_unpickle_block' on <module 'pandas._libs.internals' from 'c:\\program files\\alteryx\\bin\\miniconda3\\envs\\designerbasetools_venv\\lib\\site-packages\\pandas\\_libs\\internals.cp38-win_amd64.pyd'>

 After Searching to solve this problem I think that I have to update the packages. But it does not work with %pip install --user pandas==1.4.1 :( 

Can you help me? 

13 - Pulsar

Hi @Inactive User 


This guide may be of help if you want to install the packages via the command prompt (and have the right permissions!) - https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Knowledge-Base/Install-Python-packages-via-command-prompt/ta-p/611877


Inactive User
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Hi @DavidSkaife 


Thanks for the response. But unfortunately, it does not work. I updated the packages but when I check the version in the Jupyter Notebook it is the old version and not the new. I restarted Alteryx and my PC, but it does not work.....

8 - Asteroid

@Inactive UserHave you tried installing directly through the python tool?

You can use this to install a specific version of your required packages:


If you run into permissions issues, you may need to include the --user tag:

Package.installPackages(['pandas==1.4.1'], install_type="install --user")

Some good information about installPackages can be found here - https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Knowledge-Base/How-To-Use-Alteryx-installPackages-in-Python-tool/ta-p/406244