Install Pyhton 3.8 on Ubuntu

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What is Python

Python is a general-purpose coding language—which means that, unlike HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it can be used for other types of programming and software development besides web development.

Can be used for things like

  • Back end (or server-side) web and mobile app development

  • Desktop apps and software development

  • Processing big data and performing mathematical computations

  • Writing system scripts (creating instructions that tell a computer system to “do” something)

What is Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Debian. Ubuntu is officially released in three editions: Desktop, Server, and Core for the internet of things devices and robots. All the editions can run on the computer alone, or in a virtual machine.

Install Python3.8 on Ubuntu

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install python3.8
$ sudo apt-get install python3.8-venv

Optionally, we can add the disutils

$ sudo apt install python3.8-distutils

Test the creation of a Virtual Environment

$ python3.8 -m venv env
$
$ # Activate the VENV (Unix based systems)
$ source env/bin/activate
$
$ # Activate the VENV (Windows systems)
$ .\env\Scripts\activate

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