To get started working with Python 3, you’ll need to have access to the Python interpreter (the console, and related tools and libraries). We can accomplish this in several ways:
- Download the installer from the official download page.
- Use a package manager like
apton Linux systems
- Homebrew for MacOS users.
- Build Python from sources, a method used by super geeks.
Install Python on Windows
To install Python on our windows workstation, a few simple steps should be followed:
- Navigate to the official download page, using a web browser
- Select the installer that matches the OS (32b or 64b)
- Execute the installer (using the default options, should be enough in most of the cases)
- Test the installation by typing
python -vin a terminal
Install Python on Linux
There is a very good chance your Linux distribution has Python installed already, but it probably won’t be the latest version, and it may be Python 2 instead of Python3. To check the installed versions, just type:
$ python --version $ python3 --version
Install on CentOS
To install, you should first update your system with the yum package manager:
$ sudo yum install python36u $ sudo yum install python36u-pip