What is Python?

Python is a high-level, object-oriented programming language with dynamic semantics. Its high-level built in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding; make it very attractive for Rapid Application Development, as well as for use as a scripting language to connect existing components together. Python’s simple, easy to learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance. Python supports modules and packages, which encourages program modularity and code reuse. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are available in source or binary form without charge for all major platforms, and can be freely distributed.

Install Python on Windows

  • Step 1: Install Python EXE

    1. Download the Latest version of python(As of this writing, latest version is 3.7.3)
    2. Click here to download
    3. The following page will open in your browser.
      python
    4. Click “Download Python 3.7.3” and it will start downloading.
  • Step 2: Run the Installer

    1. Once you downloaded the installer, simply run it by double-clicking on the downloaded file. A dialog should appear that looks something like this:

      Important: You want to be sure to check the box that says Add Python 3.x to PATH as shown in above picture highlighted in red box to ensure that the interpreter will be placed in your execution path.
    2. Then simply click Install Now. That should be all there is to it. A few minutes later you should have a working Python 3 installation on your system.
  • Step 3: Verify Installation

    1. Open new command prompt and type

      python –V

      You will see the python version installed on your PC.

Install Python on Mac OS

Python is already installed on Mac OS,but it probably won’t be the latest version, and it may be Python 2 instead of Python 3.
To find out version(s), open a terminal window and try the following commands:

  • python -V
  • python2 -V
  • python3 -V

One or more of these commands should respond with a version.

If the version shown is Python 2.x that is not the latest (3.7.3 as of this writing), then you will want to install the latest version.Follow the steps to install latest version:

  • Step 1: Install Python

    1. Download the Latest version of python(As of this writing, latest version is 3.7.3)
    2. Click here to download
    3. Click latest python version and it will start downloading.
  • Step 2: Run the Installer

    1. Once you downloaded the installer, simply run it by double-clicking on the downloaded file. A wizard should appear.
    2. Then simply follow the wizards to successfully install latest version. A few minutes later you should have a working Python 3 installation on your system.
  • Step 3: Verify Installation

    1. Open new terminal window and type

      python3 -V

      You will see that latest python version installed on your Mac.

2 Comments

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