This document describes how to install Python for different operating systems.
Go to Python to download an installation package according to your OS.
Python has dropped support for Python 2 since January 1, 2020. Therefore, you are advised to install Python 3.
Install the downloaded package as instructed.
If you use Windows, check Add Python to environment variables.
Run the following command in Terminal to view the Python version:
If the Python version is displayed, Python has been installed successfully.
If you use Windows, you may need to restart your computer after the installation.
In Windows, if “not recognized as an internal or external command” is reported in Terminal after the command above is run, right-click the Computer icon, click Properties > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables, and in the System variables area, click New to add the Python installation path, as shown in the following figure:
Install HomeBrew first and use it to install Python:
brew install python
Use the built-in Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) to install Python:
sudo apt-get install python
Use the built-in Yellowdog Update, Modified (YUM) to install Python:
sudo yum install -y python