How to install nltk (Windows and Mac)

If you are getting this error: ‘tokenizers/punkt/PY3/english.pickle’

Most likely is because you haven’t downloaded necessary nltk packages, don’t worry is quite easy:

  • Open a terminal (cmd in Windows)
  • Run Python by typing in the terminal Window python then write everything belo
    • conda install -c anaconda nltk
    • import nltk
  • Look for a new program that will pop up and btw show available packages from here:
  • I installed the “popular” option and that got rid of the issue

Happy coding,


  Resource 'tokenizers/punkt/PY3/english.pickle' not found.
  Please use the NLTK Downloader to obtain the resource:  >>>
  Searched in:
    - '/Users/josuegc/nltk_data'
    - '/usr/share/nltk_data'
    - '/usr/local/share/nltk_data'
    - '/usr/lib/nltk_data'
    - '/usr/local/lib/nltk_data'
    - ''

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