Python 3 Microsoft Visual C++ 14.0 is required
Fix Python on Windows:
error Microsoft Visual C++ 14.0 is required
by installing Microsoft Build Tools for Visual Studio.
Select: Workloads → Desktop development with C++, then for Individual Components, select only:
- Windows SDK
- C++ x64/x86 build tools
The build tools allow using MSVC “cl.exe” C / C++ compiler from the command line.
Visual Studio changed the Build Tools from being C++ specific in late 2017. Thus newer Visual Studio versions work in place of older versions.
Windows Python needs Visual C++ libraries installed via the SDK to build code, such as via
For example, building
modules in Windows with Python requires Visual C++ SDK as installed above.
On Linux and Mac, the C++ libraries are installed with the compiler.
Python / Visual Studio build matrix