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Need help avoiding such an error, I have installed Flask using pip

pip install Flask

I needed to import Flask for a simple project but getting the following error while running my project

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "blogpost.py", line 17, in
ImportError: cannot import name 'Flask'

can anyone know why this happens and how to resolve?

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This is a handy error most people face while starts developing in python environment. Make sure you try several ways before smiling-

If you are using python3 (people started to forget about python2 already) try-

pip3 install Flask

You can also specify the version of Flask by

pip3 install Flask==0.13.2

→ Another reason could be the python file name which doesn’t mean to be ‘flask’ anyway which matches flask library file name. If that is the case-

*** Renaming the ‘flask.py’ to ‘somethingelse.py’ may help.  

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