Python Download and Installation Instructions

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

Python Download and Installation Instructions

Let's take the first step towards making python part of our life :-). Come on let's install it, work on it and get our hands dirty. Remember the only way to learn Python is to Practice Practice and more Practice...

Python source code is available under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Python interpreter is free, and downloads are available for all major platforms (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux ) in the form of source and binary. You can download it from the HERE

Installing Python on Linux

In order to install Python 3 on a Debian-based distribution such as Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint, we will need to run,

sudo apt-get install python3.8
sudo yum install epel-release -y
sudo yum install python  # For Redhat CentOS

Installing software requires root privileges. We can do that with ‘sudo’ in front of the command.

Now let’s test the Python 3 version;

python --version 


There are a number of ways you can practice Python. Install Python 3 on your operating system and you can simply get started on a python prompt. Below tools and software can also be used.

Text Editors: Like vi,vim ,nano,notepad ++ , Sublime Text

IDE: Like Pycharm, Spyder

Notebook Framework: Jupyter Notebooks

I will suggest to use Jupyter Notebooks because it is easy to use and you will be able to see the output of the code right there itself.

To download the full setup - Go HERE and follow the instructions.

Next, we will learn the datatypes of Python.

Happy Learning :)


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