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Installing Python on Windows

2019-09-26 Code.Reportpython

Python

Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. To start working with Python, you will need to install the Python interpreter which can be obtained from the Python Software Foundation website at https://www.python.org.

If you are here, it’s unlikely that your Windows have Python already installed and Windows systems usually do not come with Python already installed. The good news is that installing it is pretty simple and involves downloading the installer and running it.

Installing Python on Windows

Navigate on your browser to the Download page for Windows at https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/.

The first link might be already the latest stable release. Click on the link for the Latest Release (As of the date of this writing was Python 3.7.4.) Scroll to the bottom and select either Windows x86-64 executable installer for 64-bit or Windows x86 executable installer for 32-bit.

Run the installer and remember to add Python to PATH, it will show an option for it on the installer and the interpreter will be placed in your execution path.

Once installed, you can open a cmd prompt and type python —version to show the version installed:

C:\python --version
Python 3.7.4

Python installed?

I hope you now you have the latest Python version installed! You are now ready to begin interacting with it!