Install or Uninstall the Vertica Python Client


Currently, the Vertica Python Client is compatible only with Linux systems and has no dependencies on other packages.

You must have the following software to use the Vertica Python Client:

  • Python 2.7.x
  • pip 2.7.x

Download the Vertica Python Client Wheel

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to the myVertica portal. Login with your username and password, or create an account.
  2. After you log into myVertica, click the Download tab, and then click Vertica Client Drivers. Download the package that matches your client platform’s architecture.


Type the following command:

$ sudo pip install --no-index -f <file_path_of_wheel> vertica-db-client

Where file_path_of_wheel is the directory where the wheel file is located (e.g. /home/user/temp).


Type the following command:

$ sudo pip uninstall vertica-db-client