In this article, you will learn to install and run Python on your computer.
Introduction – Python is a programming language and is available in all platform like Windows, Mac, and Linux etc. It has been used several times by some giant companies too like Google, Amazon and Microsoft etc. for Web Developing, Machine Learning, Image Processing and Data Handling etc.
Getting started with Python –
Day by day as technology is going to upgrade and now PC is moving to programming language to get new updates in large scale in field of technology. Python is one of the most usable programming languages by developers and therefore now Python is already Pre-installed on every platform whether it is Windows and Mac or any other OS.
Installation of Python in Windows –
To check if Python is already installed in Windows – In Windows PC, either press the Windows key to search Python, or search cmd or search Windows PowerShell and run the following code on the Command Line:
Type Python in search bar to check, if Python is installed –
Note: If it is not installed, you can download it from python.org
Check with Windows PowerShell
Type Windows PowerShell in search bar to check, if Python is installed –
Now write following code in Windows PowerShell –
python or python --version or python -V
Check with Command Prompt or in short-form cmd
Type cmd in search bar to check, if Python is installed –
Now write the following code in cmd –
python --version or python -V
Installation of Python in Mac –
To check if Python is already installed in Mac – In MacOS, open the Terminal and type:
$ python --version Python 3.9.1
Any output, such as Python 3.9.1 means, python is installed.
Note: Python version 2 is no longer in support in Mac since Jan 1. 2020. Therefore only Python version 3.0 or more can be installed.
Installation of Python in Linux –
For Python Version 3
To check if Python is already installed in Linux – In Linux, open the command line and type:
If Python is not installed, then write following code in terminal –
$ sudo apt-get install python3
After it, you will see Python is installed. Now let’s check again.
To check Python Version, type following code –
Note – Python has different versions and it carries some changes in them as well. In Python there are some codes which specifically works on their specific version so be careful regarding its version.
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