Python is a popular programming language used for a wide range of applications, including web development, scientific computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analysis. In order to get started with Python, you will need to install the necessary version of Python software on your computer. This tutorial will guide you through the process of installing Python on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems. By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to set up and configure Python on your computer, ready to begin programming exciting applications with ease.

Table of Contents :

  • Installing Python on Windows
  • Verifying The Installation
  • Installing Python on Mac OS
  • Installing Python on Linux

Installing Python on Windows :

Follow the steps listed below to install python on windows system. 

  • Step 1 : Download the latest version of Python. Click here to visit the download page.
  • Step 2 : Start the setup wizard by double clicking on the installer file downloaded.
  • Step 3 : Check "Add Python to PATH" in the setup window that appears.
  • Step 4 : Start the installation process by clicking on "Install Now".

Verifying The Installation : 

To verify that Python has been installed properly or not follow the steps given below :

  • Step 1 : Open the command prompt [Open Run Window -> type cmd -> press Enter]
  • Step 2 : In the command prompt type command "python".
  • Step 3 : If you see the output as shown below, python has been installed successfully on your system.
  • Step 4 : If you see an error message as shown below then there was some problem in installing python. One of the most common mistake is that people do not add python to "PATH".

Installing Python on Mac OS : 

To install Python on Mac OS follow the steps given below -

  • Step 1 : Download the official installer of Python for Mac OS. Click here to visit the download page.
  • Step 2 : Double click on the installer to run it.
  • Step 3 : Follow the instructions on the installer window to complete the setup.

Installing Python on Linux : 

Follow the steps given below to complete python installation on Linux :

  • Step 1 : Verify if Python is already installed on the system. Run command : "pyhton3 --version".
  • Step 2 : If the response contains the version of python then python is already installed on the system.
  • Step 3 : If python is not already installed, use package management system to install python - e.g. to install python 3.11 on Ubuntu using apt use command - sudo apt install python3.11

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